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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Macacus \Ma*ca"cus\, n. [NL., a word of African origin. Cf.
     {Macaco}, {Macaque}.] (Zool.)
     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 Webster]



From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Macaca \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]

















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