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monkey

(mŭng′kē)
n. pl. mon·keys
a. Any of various tailed primates of the suborder Anthropoidea, including the macaques, baboons, capuchins, and marmosets, and excluding the apes.
b. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
Drug slang (1) A regional term for drug dependency, as in '...to have a monkey on your back' (2) A cigarette made from cocaine paste and tobacco
Graduate education—US A person low in the medical school hierarchy
Zoology A non-human primate

monkey

any long-tailed primate excluding the tarsiers and lemurs, comprising the Old World and New World monkeys and marmosets.

monkey

members of the families Cebidae (New World monkeys) and Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys). Those families and the families Pongidae (anthropoid apes) and Callithricidae (marmosets) make up the suborder Anthropoidea (syn. Simiae). They are all diurnal animals with great anatomical similarity to humans, including orbital cavities that are closed laterally, digits that end in nails and pectoral mammary glands. There are minor differences between the New World and Old World monkeys and the total number of genera and species is very large. Individual species are dealt with under their individual titles.

monkey dog
monkey jaw
undershot jaw.
monkey mouth
common deformity in goats, especially the breeds selected for the Roman nose; the upper jaw is shorter than the lower; undershot jaw.
monkey muscle
the triceps brachii muscle of the shoulder; a term used by Greyhound fanciers.
monkey pox
monkey rope
cynanchumafricanum.
monkey terrier
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Even researchers pursuing Tat-based vaccines have complained, for example, that the SHIV strain used by Ensoli does not offer a stiff challenge to a monkey's immune system.
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This is one of the first demonstrations of the activity of single neurons corresponding to a monkey's perceptual state," says Jeffrey D.
When researchers sever a rhesus monkey's corpus collasum -- the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the brain hemispheres -- only the left eye (controlled by the right hemisphere) effectively discriminates between photographs of monkeys' faces.
But if all goes well, Roth and his colleagues will not need to have their children collecting the data from the experiment, as the investigators are not measuring survival rates, but tracking a dozen or so changes that can occur when a monkey's body ages.
The function of each area of the brain is determined by assessing monkey's performance on specially devised tasks, before and after the area is surgically removed.