rhesus monkey

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rhesus monkey
 
n
a macaque monkey, Macaca mulatta, of S Asia: used extensively in medical research
 
[C19: New Latin, arbitrarily from Greek RhesosRhesus]

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rhesus monkey   (rē'səs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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