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cynomolgus monkey

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noun cy·no·mol·gus monkey \ˌsī-nə-ˈmäl-gəs-\

Definition of cynomolgus monkey

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

cynomolgus monkey

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noun cy·no·mol·gus monkey \ˌsī-nə-ˌmäl-gəs-\

Medical Definition of cynomolgus monkey

  1. :  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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