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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 Lister-trained Ninja Jamie, impressive when winning on his debut at Doncaster in September, clocked a very decent 17.96sec (-20) in a 305m sprint trial before racing at Nottingham on Monday, his first workout since injuring a monkey muscle when trialling for the Northern Puppy Derby at Sunderland.
He appears to have torn a monkey muscle, it was inflamed this morning.
The Irish sprinter of the year picked up a monkey muscle injury while being prepared by Andy Johnson for the English Derby, and Buckley is now trying to have him ready for the Bar-One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk.