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anthropoid

 [an´thro-poid]
resembling a human being; the anthropoid apes are tailless apes, including the chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, and orangutan.

an·thro·poid

(an'thrō-poyd),
1. Resembling humans in structure and form.
2. One of the monkeys resembling humans; an ape.
[G. anthrōpo-eidēs, man like]

anthropoid

/an·thro·poid/ (an´thro-poid) resembling a human being; the anthropoid apes are tailless apes, including the chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, and orangutan.

anthropoid

(ăn′thrə-poid′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, which consists of the New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance.
3. Resembling or characteristic of a nonhuman ape; apelike: an anthropoid forehead.
n.
A primate of the suborder Anthropoidea.

an′thro·poi′dal (-poid′l) adj.

anthropoid

[an′thrəpoid]
Etymology: Gk, anthropos, human, eidos, form
resembling a man or human.

an·thro·poid

(an'thrŏ-poyd)
1. Resembling a human in structure and form.
2. One of the monkeys resembling humans; an ape.
[G. anthrōpo-eidēs, man like]

anthropoid

Resembling man.

anthropoid

resembling humans; the anthropoid apes are tailless apes, including the chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla and orang-utan; members of the family Pongidae.
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