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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.
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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
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monkey

any long-tailed primate excluding the tarsiers and lemurs, comprising the Old World and New World monkeys and marmosets.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The study reinterprets evidence about primate language and concludes that Old World monkeys can combine two items in a language sequence.
Fewer fossils of Old World monkeys have been found, but a handful of monkey species are known to have inhabited Africa around 20 million years ago.
"We know that old world monkeys also originated and migrated out of Africa millions of years ago, but until now, it has been unclear as to exactly when and how," said Dr Chris Gilbert, lead author of the study.
The pattern they saw suggests that the A and B blood groups were around at least 20 million years ago, probably as far back as the common ancestor of humans and Old World monkeys.
cynomolgi), a close relative that infects Asian Old World monkeys.
In a recent study of 91 Old World monkeys tested, none exhibited PARV4-like virus seroreactivity, whereas 63% of chimpanzees (P.t.
Nicky and her team were involved largely with rescuing six species of monkeys, including Mona monkeys, Mangabey and Guenos monkeys - a breed of old world monkeys native to Africa.
The team's findings document the oldest fossils of two major groups of primates: the group that today includes apes and humans (hominoids), and the group that includes Old World monkeys such as baboons and macaques (cercopithecoids).
A mysterious kind of nerve cell that has been linked to empathy, self-awareness and even consciousness resides in Old World monkeys.
However, EVs isolated from Old World monkeys (OWMs) (principally Asian macaques) are grouped into species A and B; a separate simian species (SEV-A); or are unassigned (EV-108, SV6, and EV-103) (3).
Old World monkeys were the most widely used primate, being chosen for 65% of all experiments.
"Human laughter derives from the play invitation vocalizations of Old World monkeys and apes, but this is normally confined to juveniles and adolescents; adults don't play," he continued.