Meaning of RHESUS in English

RHESUS

— rhesian /ree"sheuhn/ , adj.

/ree"seuhs/ , n.

a macaque, Macaca mulatta, of India, used in experimental medicine. See illus. under monkey .

[ 1830-40; Rhesus name of a Thracian king allied with Troy Rhêsos ]

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