rhesus monkey

noun rhe·sus monkey \ ˈrē-səs- \
Updated on: 6 Jan 2018

Definition of rhesus monkey

: a pale brown Asian macaque (Macaca mulatta) often used in medical research called also rhesus, rhesus macaque

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Origin and Etymology of rhesus monkey

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



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rhesus monkey

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Definition of rhesus monkey for English Language Learners

  • : a small monkey that is often used in medical research


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rhesus monkey

noun

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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