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simian/sim·i·an/ (sim´e-an) of, pertaining to, or resembling an ape or a monkey.
Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape: humans and other simian primates.
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.
1. member of the suborder Anthropoidea or Simiae; includes the monkeys and apes.
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.