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simian

/sim·i·an/ (sim´e-an) of, pertaining to, or resembling an ape or a monkey.

simian

(sĭm′ē-ən)
adj.
Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape: humans and other simian primates.
n.
1. A monkey or an ape.
2. A monkey or a nonhuman ape.

simian

(sim′ē-ăn) [L. simia, ape fr. Gr. simos, snub-nosed]
1. Pert. to or resembling apes or monkeys.
2. An ape or monkey.

simian

1. member of the suborder Anthropoidea or Simiae; includes the monkeys and apes.
2. ape-like.

simian acquired immune deficiency syndrome (SAIDS)
a retrovirus-induced immune deficiency, similar to human acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
simian exogenous type D retrovirus
see simian acquired immune deficiency syndrome (above).
simian hemorrhagic fever
a highly fatal disease of macaques, caused by an arterivirus. It is characterized by edema, hemorrhages and diarrhea.
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Spidey is a good kid, but he lacks the insights of Maurice, the stooped, copper-colored simian in "Dawn" whose speech sounds like it was scrambled by an errant deejay, but who nonetheless conveys a calm in his community.
In the United States, the potential for not recognizing a Plasmodium infection of simian origin is high because diagnosis usually relies on microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained smears rather than diagnosis by molecular techniques.
The substantial number of recent human cases of simian malaria reported in Malaysia and the wider region (including the travel-associated case described in this report) underscores the need to define the scope and magnitude of the problem (2-8).
The genome of the simian and human malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi.
Early simians may have originated more than 65 million years ago, Martin concludes.
The proposed Chinese simian, dubbed Eosimias sinensis, displays several jaw and tooth features that distinguish it from adapids and omomyids, Beard argues.
Like living tarsiers, and in contrast to simians, Shoshonius had a short snout, enlarged bony ear chambers, and enormous eyes well suited to nocturnal activity.
Many scientists regard omomyids as the forerunners of simians.
The new discoveries, described by Simons in the June 30 Science, follow on the controversial claim by another paleontological team that 45-million-year-old Chinese fossils belonged to a simian species (SN: 4/16/94, p.
Catopithecus bears several anatomical traits that place it squarely in the simian realm, Simons maintains.
The new fossils also shed light on whether lemurlike adapids or tarsierlike omomyids living between 55 million and 36 million years ago qualify as simian ancestors.