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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 capuchins are the first animals of their genus observed using stone tools and only the fourth group of non-human primates known to do so.
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Capuchin rock smashers' inadvertently sharpened debris also raises questions about how hominids started making tools in the first place.
Despite its apparent usefulness, only one study employs induced tool use as a way of environmental enrichment for captive Capuchin Monkeys (Mendonca-Furtado, 2006).
"We know that capuchin monkeys share a number of our own economic biases," says psychologist Laurie Santos, lead author of the study.
Following a four-week period of mourning, Daisy was introduced to her new capuchin Casanova, Peppy, and the pair hit it off straightaway.
The buffy-headed capuchin is critically endangered in the wild as listed by the International Union for the Conservations of Nature.
Capuchin monkeys are known for their intelligence and they're thought to be able to bond quickly with humans.
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London, June 19 ( ANI ): Marina Chapman, a middle-aged grandmother from Bradford, claims that she was brought up by the reclusive breed of Capuchin monkeys after being left in the jungle by kidnappers at the age of 5.
Bradford woman Marina Chapman made headlines around the world earlier this year with her extraordinary claim that she spent five years of her childhood alone in the South American rainforest - and that she owes her survival to the tiny capuchin monkeys who accepted her as one of their own.
THE WOMAN RAISED BY MONKEYS (9pm National Geographic) IT'S A story you long to be true - Bradford woman Marina Chapman, inset, made headlines around the world earlier this year with her claim that she spent five years of her childhood alone in the South American rainforest - and owes her survival to the tiny capuchin monkeys who accepted her as one of their own.