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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.
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Her novel study of infant-touching etiquette in the vervets and mangabeys adds them to the short list of animals known to have "markets" for baby fondling: Moms must be groomed for a sufficient time before they let the groomer touch the baby.
Isolation of an HTLV-III-related retro virus from macaques with simian AIDS and its possible origin in asymptomatic mangabeys. Nature 321(6068):435-437, 1986.
Hs (Humano); Pt (Chimpance); Mf (Cynomolgus); Mm (Rhesus); Ct (Mangabey); Pa (Papion).
The golden-bellied mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) is absent in the northern SNP and north of the southern sector, occurring only in regions south of the Lokolo River (Inogwabini and Thompson in preparation).
The monkey, however, may not be a mangabey after all.
La mayoria de los cientificos prefiere la teoria de que el sida llego a la humanidad por medio de una cortada, rasguno o herida bucal de un cazador que se comio un chimpance (o, en el oeste africano, un mangabey).
[10] HIV-l now turns out to have come to us from chimpanzees; [11] HIV-2 appears to have been transmitted to us by sooty mangabey monkeys.
A white crowned mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus) was also found to be infected with a virus closely related to [SIV.sub.AGM] from vervet monkeys (9), but this transmission most likely occurred in captivity (2).
Eliot's strange creatures, "the Kinkajou" and "the mangabey" make a mango grove their home.
The area is also home to two rare and endangered primate species, the Crested Mangabey and the Red Colobus.
'Three more species are expected to be classified as Critically Endangered once assessed - the white-naped Mangabey Cercocebus, lunulatus, the Afia Birago Puddle Frog Phrynobatrachus afia birago, and the plant Monanthotaxis atewensis,' it added.
* Disseminated Mycobacterium tubercu/osis in Imported Sooty Mangabey, Thailand