rhesus monkey

noun
rhe·​sus monkey | \ ˈrē-səs- How to pronounce rhesus monkey (audio) \

Definition of rhesus monkey

: a pale brown Asian macaque (Macaca mulatta) often used in medical research

called also rhesus, rhesus macaque

Examples of rhesus monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bavari and other government scientists were co-authors of an article in the scientific journal Nature that described its discovery and successful tests in the government's rhesus monkeys. Author: Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, "Taxpayers paid to develop remdesivir but will have no say when Gilead sets price," 27 May 2020 Fifty rhesus monkeys living in outdoor pens year-round were exposed to a prolonged period of wildfire smoke as infants in 2008. Washington Post, "As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries," 11 Jan. 2020 Two rhesus monkeys that recovered from being infected with SARS-CoV-2 at Peking Union Medical College were resistant to reinfection 4 weeks later. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Mice, hamsters, ferrets, monkeys. Which lab animals can help defeat the new coronavirus?," 13 Apr. 2020 Fifty rhesus monkeys living in outdoor pens year-round were exposed to a prolonged period of wildfire smoke as infants in 2008. Washington Post, "As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries," 11 Jan. 2020 For example, one study conducted by Chinese researchers (which has not yet been peer-reviewed) found that antibodies in rhesus monkeys kept primates that had recovered from COVID-19 from becoming infected again upon exposure to the virus. Hillary Leung, Time, "Can You Be Re-Infected After Recovering From Coronavirus? Here's What We Know About COVID-19 Immunity," 3 Apr. 2020 Fifty rhesus monkeys living in outdoor pens year-round were exposed to a prolonged period of wildfire smoke as infants in 2008. Washington Post, "As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries," 11 Jan. 2020 Fifty rhesus monkeys living in outdoor pens year-round were exposed to a prolonged period of wildfire smoke as infants in 2008. Washington Post, "As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries," 11 Jan. 2020 Fifty rhesus monkeys living in outdoor pens year-round were exposed to a prolonged period of wildfire smoke as infants in 2008. Washington Post, "As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of rhesus monkey

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhesus monkey

New Latin Rhesus, genus of monkeys, from Latin, a mythical king of Thrace, from Greek Rhēsos

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“Rhesus monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhesus%20monkey. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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rhesus monkey

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English Language Learners Definition of rhesus monkey

: a small monkey that is often used in medical research

rhesus monkey

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Medical Definition of rhesus monkey

: a pale brown Asian monkey of the genus Macaca (M. mulatta) often used in medical research

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