Definition of Macacus in English:

Macacus

noun

Zoology
historical
  • A genus (now called Macaca) of Old World monkeys of the family Cercopithecidae, originally comprising a large number of African and Asian species, but later restricted to a smaller number of chiefly Asian species; (also macacus) a member of this genus, a macaque.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865). From scientific Latin Macacus, alteration of Macaca from French macaque.

Pronunciation

Macacus

/məˈkeɪkəs/