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noun as in primate

verb as in fiddle, tamper with

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Musk has already said the project allowed a monkey to control a computer device with its mind, and as the New York Times reported in 2019, Neuralink has demonstrated a system with 1,500 electrodes connected to a lab rat.

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On the whole, monkeys in the groups that faced one or two stressors clung less to their mothers and more readily explored their new surroundings — showing less anxiety — than both the no-stress and the two high-stress groups.

Studies in rodents and monkeys had shown that adversity early in life throws the HPA axis off-kilter.

So the team studied squirrel monkeys that had not yet reached puberty.

Remdesivir, however, was more potent in human lung cells, while GS-441524 was more potent in the monkey cells.

This has occurred with bean bag chairs, children's sweaters, and the Coco The Monkey Teething Toy.

Using skewers/tooth picks, attach monkey bread, Cinnabons, and churros to battleship.

In July 1925, the town hosted the Scopes Monkey Trial, a landmark case in the history of creationism.

The monkey seemed to be sticking his tongue out at me in defiance.

I had no way of knowing—or even asking—if they had mistaken this monkey-faced avatar for me.

But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.

So when Yung Pak's father made him a present of a monkey—a real monkey—alive—he just danced with glee.

After a little while Yung Pak got used to these "monkey shines," and he knew that his pet would not stay away long after mealtime.

And here M. Barbiche suddenly threw himself into the attitude of an enraged and aggressive monkey.

Every night when he goes to bed, the monkey curls himself up by his side and lies there till morning.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monkey, such as: ape, baboon, chimpanzee, gorilla, lemur, and orangutan.

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