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simian (adj) monkey-like or connected with monkeys.

Simian means like a monkey, that is, having the characteristics of a monkey or related to the monkeys. Apes, that is, tailless monkeys, are simian. This means that they are like monkeys and belong to the family of monkeys. Simian features are the appearances or behaviour of monkeys.

  • The orangutan is also a monkey as it has simian features. It has the appearance and behaviour of monkeys.
  • The simian virus has claimed the lives of a number of monkeys in the forest. The virus which affects monkeys mostly is deadly and no cure has so far been found.
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