cynomolgus monkey


cy·no·mol·gus monkey

noun \ˌsī-nə-ˈmäl-gəs-\

Definition of CYNOMOLGUS MONKEY

:  a macaque (Macaca fascicularis) of southeastern Asia, Borneo, and the Philippines that sometimes feeds on marine crustaceans and shellfish and is often used in medical research

Origin of CYNOMOLGUS MONKEY

New Latin, alteration of cynamolgus, from Latin, member of an ancient tribe in Africa, from Greek Kynamolgoi, literally, dog milkers
First Known Use: 1936

cy·no·mol·gus monkey

noun \ˌsī-nə-ˌmäl-gəs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYNOMOLGUS MONKEY

: a macaque (Macaca fascicularis synonym M. cynomolgus) of southeastern Asia, Borneo, and the Philippines that is often used in medical research

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