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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saimiri, genus Saimiri(noun)

    squirrel monkeys


  1. saimiri(Noun)

    squirrel monkey

  2. saimiri(Noun)

    A taxonomic genus of South American arboreal monkeys comprising the squirrel monkeys.

  3. Origin: Portuguese, literally, little monkey

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Saimiri

    A genus of the family CEBIDAE consisting of four species: S. boliviensis, S. orstedii (red-backed squirrel monkey), S. sciureus (common squirrel monkey), and S. ustus. They inhabit tropical rain forests in Central and South America. S. sciureus is used extensively in research studies.


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