cynomolgus monkey

cy·​no·​mol·​gus monkey | \ ˌsī-nə-ˈmäl-gəs- How to pronounce cynomolgus monkey (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web In a Dutch study of eight cynomolgus monkeys inoculated with SARS-CoV-2, the four oldest monkeys developed higher levels of the virus in nose and throat swabs compared with younger animals. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Mice, hamsters, ferrets, monkeys. Which lab animals can help defeat the new coronavirus?," 13 Apr. 2020 Dave O’Connor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who is studying SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus monkeys, says the field will ultimately winnow down models. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Mice, hamsters, ferrets, monkeys. Which lab animals can help defeat the new coronavirus?," 13 Apr. 2020 In China, two pigs with monkey cells were born after researchers genetically modified cynomolgus monkey cells in vitro. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Two Pigs with Monkey Cells Born in China," 9 Dec. 2019 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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cynomolgus monkey

cy·​no·​mol·​gus monkey | \ ˌsī-nə-ˌmäl-gəs- How to pronounce cynomolgus monkey (audio) \

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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