Macaca

A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. M. mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal. [Pg. macaco, monkey]

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Ma·ca·ca mə-'käk-ə n a genus of Old World monkeys including the rhesus monkey (M. mulatta) and other macaques

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Ma·ca·ca (mə-kahґkə) the macaques, a genus of monkeys of the family Cercopithecidae. M. fasciculaґris is the cynomolgus monkey and M. mulatґta is the rhesus monkey, both used in laboratory research.

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  • Macaca — prop. n. A genus of macaques including the rhesus monkey ({Macaca mulatta}), much used in laboratory biomedical research. Formerly called {Macacus}. Syn: genus {Macaca}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macaca — can mean multiple things: * Macaca , a genus of Old World monkey. *Macaca (slur), a racial slur …   Wikipedia

  • Macaca — macaca. f. Hembra del macaco (ǁ cuadrumano). || 2. Chile y Cuba. Mujer fea, deforme. U. t. c. adj. || 3. Ur …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Macaca — monkey genus, Modern Latin, from Port. macaca, fem. of macaco, a name from an African language of the Congo …   Etymology dictionary

  • macaca — s. f. 1. Fêmea do macaco. 2.  [Informal] Azar persistente. = INFELICIDADE 3.  [Figurado] Mulher feia. 4.  [Jogos] Jogo infantil feito numa figura desenhada no chão, com diversos quadrados para onde se atira uma pedra ou malha e por onde se salta… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • macaca — 1. f. Hembra del macaco (ǁ cuadrumano). 2. Chile y Cuba. Mujer fea, deforme. U. t. c. adj.) 3. Ur. Mujer difícil de complacer, especialmente respecto de las comidas …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Macaca — Para otros usos de este término, véase Macaco (desambiguación).   Macacos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Macaca — Macaque  Pour les arbres ou arbustes appelés « macaque » ou « bois macaque », voir macaque (arbre) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Macaca — Makaken Berberaffe (Macaca sylvanus) Systematik Unterordnung: Trockennasenaffen (Haplorhini) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • macaca — masturbación; práctica del onanismo; sexo solitario; cf. paja, manuela, Manopla Palma, manfinfla, hacerse la macaca, macaquero; y ¿cómo se llama este convento, Madre? Es el convento de Santa María de la Macarena, pero entre las hermanas le… …   Diccionario de chileno actual

  • Macaca — Macacus Ma*ca cus, n. [NL., a word of African origin. Cf. {Macaco}, {Macaque}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of monkeys, found in Asia and the East Indies, now usually called {Macaca}. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows. See also {Macaca}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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