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Word: simian

Definition: monkeylike; N: ape or monkey


Sentences Containing 'simian'

Anopheles introlatus (formerly "Anopheles balabacensis introlatus") is the main vector for "Plasmodium cynomolgi" (a simian malaria) in Malaya.
Chong is a simian-looking man who leads the Shorrians in the land of Chamaar.
His hostility to enemies of Britain and a crude racism is evident in his illustrations commissioned to accompany William Maxwell's "History of the Irish rebellion in 1798" (1845) where his lurid depictions of incidents in the rebellion were characterised by the simian-like portrayal of Irish rebels.
She has appeared in numerous television and movie projects including the TBS Original Movie "First Daughter" and "Crime and Punishment in Suburbia" which appeared at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Monica appeared in the film "While You Were Sleeping" with Sandra Bullock, "The Simian Line" with Harry Connick Jr. and Lynn Redgrave, and "Bad Girls From Valley High" with Julie Benz and Jonathan Brandis (in his final film role before his death in 2003) with the film eventually released straight to DVD in 2005.
The scientific consensus is that HIV is a variation of simian immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans and mutated into a virus lethal to humans.

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