Macacus
Macaca Macaca prop. n. A genus of macaques including the rhesus monkey ({Macaca mulatta}), much used in laboratory biomedical research. Formerly called {Macacus}.

Syn: genus {Macaca}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Macacus — Ma*ca cus, n. [NL., a word of African origin. Cf. {Macaco}, {Macaque}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of monkeys, found in Asia and the East Indies, now usually called {Macaca}. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows. See also {Macaca}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macācus — Macācus, s. Makako …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • macacus — ma·ca·cus …   English syllables

  • macacus — məˈkākəs, käk Etymology: New Latin, from Portuguese macaco monkey synonym of macaca …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macacus-Ohr — Macacus Ohr, s. Darwinsches Ohr …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Macacus cynomolgus — Kra Kra, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A long tailed ape ({Macacus cynomolgus}) of India and Sumatra. It is reddish olive, spotted with black, and has a black tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macacus innuus — Barbary Bar ba*ry, n. [Fr. Ar. Barbar the people of Barbary.] The countries on the north coast of Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic. Hence: A Barbary horse; a barb. [Obs.] Also, a kind of pigeon. [1913 Webster] {Barbary ape} (Zo[ o]l.), an ape… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macacus maurus — Moor Moor, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D. moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere. See {Mere} a lake.] 1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macacus pileatus — Zati a ti (z[aum] t[ e]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A species of macaque ({Macacus pileatus}) native of India and Ceylon. It has a crown of long erect hair, and tuft of radiating hairs on the back of the head. Called also {capped macaque}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macacus Rhesus — Bhunder Bhun der, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) An Indian monkey ({Macacus Rhesus}), protected by the Hindus as sacred. See {Rhesus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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