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marmoset (mär´məzĕt´), name for many of the small, squirrellike New World monkeys of the family Callithricidae. Members of this family are all found in tropical South America, with one species found also in Central America. They range in size from the pygmy marmoset, which is 8 in. (20 cm) long including the tail and weighs 3 oz (85 g), to species about the size of house rats. Many of the larger species are called tamarins. Most marmosets and tamarins are brightly colored, and many are ornamented with manes, ear tufts, or mustaches. Their tails are long and furry. Day active, gregarious animals, they scurry through trees and chatter in shrill voices. They feed on plant matter as well as on insects and other small animals. Females usually bear twins, and it is claimed that in some species the male takes a large part in the care of the young. Most spectacular is the golden lion marmoset, with flaming, golden fur and a luxuriant mane. Marmosets have long been valued as pets. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Callithricidae.

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mar·mo·set / ˈmärməˌset; -ˌzet/ • n. a small Central and South American monkey (genera Callithrix and Cebuella, family Callitrichidae) with a silky coat and a long nonprehensile tail.

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marmoset Small, diurnal, arboreal monkey of tropical America. Among the smallest of the monkeys, marmosets are the size of small squirrels. They have soft, dense fur and sickle-shaped nails. Family Callitrichidae; typical genus Callithrix.

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marmoset small monkey XIV; †grotesque figure XV; †term of playful reproach XVI. — (O)F. marmouset (latinized marmosetus) grotesque image, little man or boy, (dial.) ape. of unkn. orig.

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marmoset See CALLITRICHIDAE.

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