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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
References in classic literature ?
What Baloo had said about the monkeys was perfectly true.
Two of the strongest monkeys caught Mowgli under the arms and swung off with him through the treetops, twenty feet at a bound.
The first thing was to send back word to Baloo and Bagheera, for, at the pace the monkeys were going, he knew his friends would be left far behind.
he roared to poor Baloo, who had set off at a clumsy trot in the hope of overtaking the monkeys.
She had felt sure from the first that her son's pet monkey was no other than Prince Alphege, and she longed to put an end to him.
Her knowledge of monkeys was slight, but she fancied they looked with favour on bananas.
I do not know what the monkey thought, because at that instant he leaped off the organ and disappeared.
A moment later we saw the monkey ramping on the roof.
Sir Christopher, covered with limewash, cherished a bleeding thumb, and the almost crazy monkey tore at Giuseppe's hair.
Madam," he began, wonderfully preserving the roll in his voice, "it was a monkey.
I would rather have remained a monkey all my life than let my benefactress perish in this shocking manner.
The Wicked Witch was both surprised and worried when she saw the mark on Dorothy's forehead, for she knew well that neither the Winged Monkeys nor she, herself, dare hurt the girl in any way.