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green monkey

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Definition of green monkey in English:

noun

A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face. Compare with grivet and vervet.
Example sentences
  • Savanna monkeys, or African green monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops or Chlorocebus aethiops), are the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in Africa.
  • Genetic tests indicate that the viruses came from chimpanzees, baboons, and an African green monkey.
  • Researchers tested their SARS vaccine on four African green monkeys, with another four in the control group.

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