Definitions for macaqueməˈkæk, -ˈkɑk

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  1. macaque(noun)

    short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa

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  1. Macaque(n.)

    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 Indies. Macaca mulatta is the Rhesus monkey, much used in biomedical research, and namesake of the Rh factor used in blood typing (due to discovery of that factor in the Rhesus monkey).

  2. Origin: [F. See Macacus.]

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  1. macaque(Noun)

    Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca.

  2. Origin: From macaque, from macaco, from makaku ‘some monkeys’, from ma- numeric prefix + kaku ‘monkey’.

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  1. Macaque(noun)

    any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macacus; as, M. maurus, the moor macaque of the East Indies

  2. Origin: [F. See Macacus.]

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  1. Macaque

    The macaques constitute a genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae.


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