rhesus monkey
noun Etymology: New Latin Rhesus, genus of monkeys, from Latin, a mythical king of Thrace, from Greek Rhēsos Date: 1841 a pale brown Asian macaque (Macaca mulatta) often used in medical research — called also rhesus, rhesus macaque

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  • rhesus monkey — n a pale brown Asian monkey of the genus Macaca (M. mulatta) often used in medical research * * * Macaca mulatta, a light brown macaque native to India, much used in physiological research. See also Rh factor, under factor. Called also rhesus… …   Medical dictionary

  • rhesus monkey — ► NOUN ▪ a small brown macaque with red skin on the face and rump, native to southern Asia. ORIGIN Latin Rhesus, from Greek Rh sos, a mythical king of Thrace …   English terms dictionary

  • rhesus monkey — см. Приложение 1 (Macaca mulatta). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • rhesus monkey — rhesus monkey. См. макака резус. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • rhesus monkey — Sand coloured macaque (Macaca mulatta), widespread in South and Southeast Asian forests. Rhesus monkeys are 17–25 in. (43–64 cm) long, excluding the furry 8–12 in. (20–30 cm) tail, and weigh 10–24 lb (4.5–11 kg). They eat fruits, seeds, roots,… …   Universalium

  • rhesus monkey — UK [ˈriːsəs ˌmʌŋkɪ] / US [ˈrɪsəs ˌmʌŋkɪ] noun [countable] Word forms rhesus monkey : singular rhesus monkey plural rhesus monkeys a small monkey from southern Asia …   English dictionary

  • Rhesus monkey — Macaque Ma caque , n. [F. See {Macacus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of short tailed monkeys of the genus {Macaca} (formerly {Macacus}), found in rocky regions of Asia and Africa; as, {Macaca maurus}, the moor macaque of the East… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhesus monkey — rhesus mon|key [ˈri:səs ˌmʌŋki] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Rhesus in ancient Greek stories, a king of Thrace] a small monkey from northern India that is often used in medical tests …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rhesus monkey — /ˈrisəs mʌŋki/ (say reesuhs mungkee) noun a monkey, Macacus rhesus, common in India, much used in medical research. Also, rhesus, rhesus macaque. {Latin, from Greek Rhesos, mythological king of Thrace} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhesus monkey — noun The rhesus macaque, Macaca mulatta See Also: Rh, RhD, Rhesus factor, Rhesus system …   Wiktionary

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