Rhesus meaning

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A brownish-yellow macaque (Macaca mulatta) of India, often kept in zoos and used extensively in biological and medical research.
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A macaque monkey native of southern and southeastern Asia; Macaca mulatta.
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A rhesus monkey.
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Origin of rhesus

  • Latin Rhēsus a mythical king of Thrace from Greek Rhēsos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition