AskDefine | Define rhesus

Dictionary Definition

rhesus n : of southern Asia; used in medical research [syn: rhesus monkey, Macaca mulatta]

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  1. A macaque monkey native of southern and southeastern Asia; Macaca mulatta.

Derived terms


Macaca mulatta

Extensive Definition

Rhesus can refer to any of the following:
rhesus in German: Rhesus
rhesus in French: Rhésus
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