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Related to Pan (genus): Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, Pan troglodytes troglodytes, Pan troglodytes verus
Generic name for the apes Pan panisus and P. troglodytes.
[Kongo, an African dial.]
chimpanzee(chĭm′păn-zē′, -pən-, chĭm-păn′zē)
1. Either of two African apes of the genus Pan, having black hair, a bare face, somewhat arboreal habits, and a high degree of intelligence.
2. The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), of equatorial central and western Africa, having a stockier build than the bonobo (P. paniscus).
An intelligent ape (Pan troglodytes) native to parts of Africa. The DNA of humans and chimps is closely matched.
Pan troglodytes or Pan satyrus; a large anthropoid ape with the most highly developed brain of all animals other than humans. Dark colored, 5 to 6 ft high, with large out-turned ears, they are arboreal and live in families.