marmoset marmoset  /ˈmɑr mə ˌzɛt/


  • (n) small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails


  1. Trouble was, the Indian knew only that the marmoset had been trapped somewhere near the Madeira River, a 2,000-mile stretch of water flowing into the Amazon from the Bolivian Andes.
  2. Sloths are a common sight in parks and on hillside trails, and marmoset monkeys scamper along telephone lines and swing through the trees of several neighborhoods.
  3. With malice towards everyone, Rolfe is as agile as a marmoset, and a sharp-toothed incessant talker.


  1. Exotic mini-zoo seized from Singapore flat

    More than 30 wild animals, including pythons, tortoises, a slow loris and a marmoset have been seized from a flat in Singapore in the city's largest such haul of banned wildlife in more than a decade, a government agency said Tuesday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Physicians sue feds for not coming clean over dead monkey

    Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit advocacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the federal agency violated the Freedom of Information Act when it refused to provide documents relating to the death of a baby marmoset in a Princeton University laboratory
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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  • "It would be criminal to keep this individual marmoset alone, given the social nature of these animals," says Dr. Ajith Kumar, who thinks a place must be found for it in a zoo where there are similar animals.
    on Jul 27, 2006 By: Ajith Kumar Source: Hindu

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