cynomolgus monkey

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

Definition of cynomolgus monkey 

: crab-eating macaque

Note: The name cynomolgus monkey is used especially in referring to this monkey when used in medical research.

Not long ago neurobiologists at Rockefeller University installed a glass plate in the skull of an anesthetized cynomolgus monkey.Discover

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Additionally, Janssen researchers created a long-lasting version of GDF15 that was given to cynomolgus monkeys. Ryan Cross, Science | AAAS, "Cancer-induced anorexia inspires potentially powerful antiobesity drug," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cynomolgus monkey

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cynomolgus monkey

New Latin, alteration of cynamolgus, from Latin, member of an ancient tribe in Africa, from Greek Kynamolgoi, literally, dog milkers

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cynomolgus monkey

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

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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