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mar·mo·set

 (mär′mə-sĕt′, -zĕt′)
n.
Any of various very small New World monkeys of the genera Callithrix and Cebuella, having a long tail and long incisors that they use to penetrate bark to extract gum and sap.

[Middle English marmusette, a kind of small monkey, from Old French marmouset, grotesque figurine, alteration (influenced by marmouser, to murmur) of marmotte, marmot; see marmot.]

marmoset

(ˈmɑːməˌzɛt)
n
1. (Animals) any small South American monkey of the genus Callithrix and related genera, having long hairy tails, clawed digits, and tufts of hair around the head and ears: family Callithricidae
2. (Animals) pygmy marmoset a related form, Cebuella pygmaea: the smallest monkey, inhabiting tropical forests of the Amazon
[C14: from Old French marmouset grotesque figure, of obscure origin]

mar•mo•set

(ˈmɑr məˌzɛt, -ˌsɛt)

n.
any squirrel-sized South and Central American monkey of the family Callithricidae, having soft fur and a long nonprehensile tail.
[1350–1400; Middle English marmusette a kind of monkey, an idol < Old French marmouset, appar. derivative of marmos(er) to murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nailsmarmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
true marmoset - a marmoset
Cebuella pygmaea, pygmy marmoset - the smallest monkey; of tropical forests of the Amazon
leoncita, lion marmoset, lion monkey, tamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
Translations

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməzet] Ntití m

marmoset

nKrallenaffe m, → Pinseläffchen nt

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməʊˌzɛt] ncallitricide m
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The study aimed to evaluate the importance and viability of faecal analysis as a complementary approach to data on feeding behaviour of Callithrix jacchus (mainly the behaviour of prey feeding) and, by extension, other insectivorous primate species.
006 between Callithrix jacchus (Common marmoset /New World monkey) and Pygmy chimpanzee.
Especie Nombre comun Situacion experimental Prosimios Eulemur fulvus rufus Lemur de frente roja Cautiverio Propithecus verreauxi Sifaca de Verreaux Libertad Monos del nuevo mundo Cebus apella Capuchino cafe Cautiverio Cebus capucinus Capuchino de Cautiverio cara blanca Callithrix jacchus Marmoseta comun Cautiverio Sanguinus oedipus Tamarino cabeza Cautiverio de algodon Saimiri sciureus Mono ardilla Cautiverio Monos del viejo mundo Erythrocebus patas Mono patas Cautiverio Trachypithecus obscura Langur de anteojos Cautiverio Semnopithecus spp.
monos titis Callithrix jacchus y los monos maiceros Cebus apella) eran lo suficientemente comunes para permitir la extraccion sin comprometer la estabilidad de las poblaciones silvestres (Smith, 1977, Mittermeier et al.
Model for the fetal recruitment of simian [gamma]-globin genes based on findings from two new world monkeys Cebus apella and Callithrix jacchus (Platyrrhini, Primates).
Infeccao natural do sagui Callithrix jacchus por tripanosoma do tipo cruzi.
Animals: A total of 90 serum samples and 70 whole blood samples were obtained from non-human primates of both genders, including 25 Callithrix jacchus, 3 Callithrix kulii, 4 Leontopitecus crysomelas, 75 Cebus apella, 19 Calllithrix penicilata, 2 Callithrix sp, 5 Alouata caraya, 5 Alouata fusca, 1 Saguinus m.
Chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis and wasting disease in marmoset Callithrix jacchus Vet.