rhesus monkey


noun

a macaque monkey, Macaca mulatta, of S Asia: used extensively in medical research

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Word Origin for rhesus monkey

C19: New Latin, arbitrarily from Greek Rhesos Rhesus

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Scientific definitions for rhesus monkey

rhesus monkey
[ rēsəs ]

A small, yellowish-brown monkey (Macaca mulatta) of India, widely used in biological and medical research. The Rh (Rhesus) factor was first discovered in rhesus monkeys.
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