Definition of Hamadryas

1. n. The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).



Definition of Hamadryas

1. Noun. A large baboon, ''Papio hamadryas'', from northern Africa and Arabia, that was sacred in ancient Egypt ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hamadryas

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Medical Definition of Hamadryas

1. The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas). Origin: L, a hamadryad. See Hamadryad. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hamadryas

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1. Catalogue of Monkeys, Lemurs, and Fruit-eating Bats in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray (1870)
"Last lower grinder with five tubercles. Stomach simple. 20. hamadryas. Tail ending in a tuft of long hair. Neck and shoulders of the males largely maned. ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"The fresh poison of the hamadryas is a pellucid tasteless fluid, in consistence like a thin solution of gum arabic in water ; it reddens slightly litmus ..."

3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1838)
"The hamadryas is very fierce, and is always ready not only to attack but to ... Some time before I discovered the hamadryas, I was favoured by JW Grant, ..."

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