macaque

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n macaque short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Macaque (Zoöl) Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macacaformerly Macacus), found in rocky regions of Asia and Africa; as, Macaca maurus, the moor macaque of the East Indies.Macaca mulatta is the Rhesus monkey, much used in biomedical research, and namesake of the Rh factor used in blood typing (due to discovery of that factor in the Rhesus monkey).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n macaque A monkey of the genus Macacus; one of the several kinds of monkeys coming between baboons and the African mangabeys. The term has undergone the same restriction of meaning as Macacus; and most of the macaques, in a former sense of the word, have received special names. The Javan macaque, M. cynomolgus. with beetling brows and tail about as long as the body, is a fair example of the arboreal forms. The munga, M. sinicus of India, is known as the bonnet-macaque, from the top-knot which parts in the middle. The bunder, or rhesus macaque, M. rhesus, is a very common Indian species. The bruh, or pig-tailed macaque, M. nemestrinus, is a long-limbed form inhabiting the Philippines, with the tail of moderate length. In the Bornese black macaque, M. maurus, the tail is a mere stump. Some of these monkeys reach the snow-line in Tibet, as M. thibetanus. A remarkable species, the wanderoo, M. silenus, with a tufted tail and the face set in an enormous frill of long gray hair, inhabits Malabar. Sometimes spelled macake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Macaque ma-kak′ a monkey of genus Macacus, between baboons and the African mangabeys.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Macacus

Usage

In literature:

The next group of Eastern monkeys are the Macaques, which are more like baboons, and often run upon the ground.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Cuvier applies this term to the Magots or rudimentary-tailed Macaques.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The common Macaque is a strong, well-built monkey, of a dark grey colour, with a short stubby tail.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
La transmission du ver macaque par un moustique.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
CAUDAL vertebrae, number of, in macaques and baboons, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
That one always loses the best specimens, is proverbial: this monkey was the biggest macaque I had ever seen.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
This includes all the common so-called Macaques, the Bonnet Monkey, the Pig-tailed Monkey, etc.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

We aren't monkeying around when we say that this macaque apes Albert Einstein perfectly.
This new type of neuron was discovered in a Rhesus macaque.
A rhesus macaque monkey sits on a perch at the National Institutes of Health's Animal Center in Poolesville, Md.
Macaques will lounge in hot springs for warmth.
Officials search for missing macaque .
FWC and trapper Vernon Yates joust over rhesus macaque's future.
What's next for the rhesus macaque.
A seven-month-old Rhesus Macaque monkey was found wandering an IKEA store in Toronto yesterday, wearing a very stylish shearling coat and a diaper.
Winter has arrived in Japan's Nagano prefecture, and that means it's time for local Japanese macaques to warm up in the hot springs .
This Japanese Macaque monkey probably feels the same way right about now.
The rhesus macaque monkey had been on the loose in the Tampa-St.
Florida neighborhood is on the lookout for an escaped macaque.
Macaques rule in a Thai cousin to Thanksgiving.
Riley's study of macaques in Lore Lindu National Park found that the animals interacted with farmers outside the boundaries of the preserve , often raiding cacao plantations to gobble the nutritious, creamy liquid in the pods.
Macaques scamper on wire mesh overhead, and the sweaty, almost human odor of gorilla wafts out among the whirling flies and gnats.
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In science:

Spatial-frequency selectivity of cells in macaque visual cortex.
Texture synthesis and nonparametric resampling of random fields
Initial demonstration of in vivo tracing of axonal pro jections in the macaque brain and comparison with the human brain using diffusion tensor imaging and fast marching tractography.
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
Local ganglion cell contr ibutions to the macaque electroretinogram revealed by experimental nerve fiber layer bundle defect.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
Divided by cytochrome oxidase: A map of the pro jections from v1 to v2 in macaques.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Functional anatomy of macaque striate cortex. v. spatial frequency.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
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