a macaque monkey,
, of S Asia: used extensively in medical research
[C19: New Latin, arbitrarily from Greek
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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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