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rhesus monkey

A brown to grayish monkey (Macaca mulatta) found from Pakistan to eastern China and used extensively in biological and medical research.

rhesus monkey

(Animals) a macaque monkey, Macaca mulatta, of S Asia: used extensively in medical research
[C19: New Latin, arbitrarily from Greek Rhesos Rhesus]

rhe′sus mon′key

(ˈri səs)
a macaque, Macaca mulatta, of India, used in biological and medical research. Also called rhe′sus.
[1830–40; < New Latin, appar. use of name of a Thracian king < Greek Rhêsos]

rhe·sus monkey

A small, yellowish-brown monkey of India, widely used in biological and medical research. The Rh (Rhesus) factor was first discovered in rhesus monkeys.
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Noun1.rhesus monkey - of southern Asiarhesus monkey - of southern Asia; used in medical research
macaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
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