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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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A large time gap in the fossil record of South America, from about 55,000,000 to 30,000,000 years ago, represents a crucial period in the evolution of New World monkeys.
The scans from New World monkeys, dating from 12 to 20 million years ago, showed the animals were relatively agile similar to cebus monkeys or tamarins.
For instance, the fossil record and genetic analyses that estimate when lineages diverged indicate that New World monkeys split from Old World monkeys and apes at least 50 million years after South America and Africa broke apart.
In the same trial, capuchins, which belong to the group known as New World monkeys, failed to take this third option.
which endangers humans but not its host species, Human herpesvirus 1 can act as a "killer virus" when crossing the species barrier to New World monkeys.
We don't really have any living examples of New World monkeys that have stout legs like that," said Rosenberger.