Ateles

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ateles spider monkeys
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ateles (Zoöl) A genus of American monkeys with prehensile tails, and having the thumb wanting or rudimentary. See Spider monkey, and Coaita.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ateles A genus of American platyrrhine monkeys, of the family Cebidœ and subfamily Cebinœ; the spider-monkeys or sapajous, with attenuate bodies, very long slender limbs, and long powerfully prehensile tails: so called because the thumb is rudimentary. There are several species, among them the northernmost representatives of the Quadrumana in America. Also called Atelochirus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. incomplete; 'a priv. + completion

Usage

In literature:

CO'ATEL, daughter of Acul'hua, a priest of the Az'tecas, and wife of Lincoya.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The habits, however, of the ateles, are so similar, that they require no separate description.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Of all the monkey tribe the ateles are those that have most prehensile power in their tails.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
On Ateles, Desmarest, 'Mammalogie,' p. 75.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

The brown- spider monkey , Ateles hybridus, is known for its long, slender limbs, prehensile tail, and tree-dwelling lifestyle.
The brown-spider monkey, Ateles hybridus, is known for its long, slender limbs, prehensile tail, and tree-dwelling lifestyle.
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In science:

IRAF is distributed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science. 5 ATEL#117, ibid.
The Infrared Counterpart of the X-Ray Nova XTE J1720-318
Levy walk patterns in the foraging movements of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).
Stroboscopic observation of a random walker
As a result the lunar semi-ma jor axis increases with a rate, ˙atel = 2.53 cm/yr.
The effective inertial acceleration due to oscillations of the gravitational potential: footprints in the solar system
Measurement of the Earth-Moon distance in lunar laser ranging gives the value, ˙aLLR = 3.82 cm/yr, hence points to the anomalous increase in the lunar semi-ma jor axis with an excessive rate, ˙aLLR − ˙atel = 1.29 ± 0.2 cm/yr.
The effective inertial acceleration due to oscillations of the gravitational potential: footprints in the solar system
Jodrell Bank radio timing observations of the Crab pulsar showed no glitch during the flare, supporting this conclusion (ATel#: 2889).
On the origin of variable gamma-ray emission from the Crab Nebula
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