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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhesus, rhesus monkey, Macaca mulattanoun

    of southern Asia; used in medical research


  1. rhesusnoun

    A macaque monkey native of southern and southeastern Asia; Macaca mulatta.


  1. rhesus

    Rhesus is a term often associated with a certain species of monkey known as the Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta), native to South, Central, and Southeast Asia. It's also linked to the Rhesus factor, a specific antigen present in the blood. This factor was discovered through research done on Rhesus monkeys, therefore the name. So, depending on the context, Rhesus could refer to either the monkey species or the blood antigen factor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhesusnoun

    a monkey; the bhunder

  2. Etymology: [L. Rhesus, a proper name, Gr. .]


  1. Rhesus

    Rhesus is an Athenian tragedy that belongs to the transmitted plays of Euripides. There has been debate about its authorship. It was understood to be by Euripides in the Hellenistic, Imperial, and Byzantine periods. In the 17th century, however, the play's authenticity was challenged, first by Joseph Scaliger and subsequently by others, largely on stylistic grounds. Modern scholarship agrees with the classical authorities and ascribes the play to Euripides. Rhesus takes place during the Trojan War, on the night when Odysseus and Diomedes sneak into the Trojan camp. The same event is narrated in book 10 of Homer's epic poem, the Iliad.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhesus

    rē′sus, n. the boonder, one of the most widely distributed Indian monkeys, much venerated by the natives: (entom.) a genus of coleopterous insects.—adj. Rhē′sian. [Gr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rhesus

    a monkey held sacred in several parts of India.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rhesus in a Sentence

  1. Tucker Carlson:

    PETA's discovered the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spent more than 200 grand on a proposed experiment that would ‘ subject real male rhesus monkeys to feminizing hormone therapy to see whether that makes them more susceptible to HIV to help transgender women,' it couldn't get uglier.

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  • الربص قرد هنديArabic
  • μικρός πίθηκος των ινδίωνGreek
  • rhésusFrench

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