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any of various arboreal anthropoid primates of the group or superfamily Platyrrhini, inhabiting forests from Mexico to Argentina and typically having a hairy face, widely separated nostrils, long arms, and a long, prehensile tail, and including the capuchin, douroucouli, howler monkey, marmoset, saki, spider monkey, squirrel monkey, titi, uakari, and woolly monkey.
any monkey of the family Cebidae, of Central and South America, having widely separated nostrils: many are arboreal and have a prehensile tail Compare Old World monkey


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