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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ma-kah'ka

Definition: A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.

[Pg. macaco, monkey]

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