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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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In this study, researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome TrustMedical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge mapped when and where genes were expressed (turned on or off) during early development of the mouse and common marmoset, a nonhuman primate species.
The 32 animals included a Sunda slow loris, a nocturnal tree-dwelling primate; a common marmoset, a small monkey with a long tail; and three ball pythons, which are popular in the pet trade because of their docile nature.
A pair of common marmoset monkeys recently arrived at Deeside College's Northop campus in Flintshire and staff Lecturer one of the realised that the female was pregnant.
The wood is now being used to decorate the Amazon jungle habitat at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth where cotton topped tamarin and common marmoset monkeys appreciate the natural environment.
Using the same pair of primers, we determined the mtDNA D-loop sequences of animal species from three of the four superorders in the infraclass Placentalia: Xenarthra (lesser anteater), Euarchontoglires (capuchin monkey, common marmoset and mouse) and Laurasiatheria (canids, cat, cattle, horse, raccoon, bats and tayra); the only superorder not represented here is the Afrotheria.