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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 ?
Twenty or thirty monkeys bounded away to bring him nuts and wild pawpaws.
No sooner had he walked to the city wall than the monkeys pulled him back, telling him that he did not know how happy he was, and pinching him to make him grateful.
The monkeys never fight unless they are a hundred to one, and few in the jungle care for those odds.
The Black Panther had raced up the slope almost without a sound and was striking--he knew better than to waste time in biting--right and left among the monkeys, who were seated round Mowgli in circles fifty and sixty deep.
Stay there," shouted the monkeys, "till we have killed thy friends, and later we will play with thee--if the Poison-People leave thee alive.
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.
Their suspense was not long, for suddenly the monkey skin dropped off, and there stood Prince Alphege, the handsomest and most charming of men.
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.
I would rather have remained a monkey all my life than let my benefactress perish in this shocking manner.