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Macaca fascicularis


New Latin, from Portuguese macaca, the feminine equivalent of macaco (monkey). Unknown ultimate origin, but thought to have been borrowed from an African language of the Congo region. See macaco for other possible etymologies.

Cognate with French macaque, English macaque and macaco, Spanish macaca/macaco, and Italian macaco.

Proper noun[edit]

Macaca f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Cercopithecidae – the macaques.


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