cynomolgus monkey

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noun 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.
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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


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cynomolgus monkey

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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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