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ape

(āp)
n.
1. Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
2. Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
3. A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.

ap′er n.
(1) Ape. A primate of the family Pongidae
Members
• Small apes—gibbons and siamangs
• Great apes—orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees
The ape brain is structurally similar to the human brain and is capable of advanced reasoning

(2) APE. A multifunctional enzyme involved in DNA repair and in facilitating the redox state of some DNA-binding proteins de novo

ape

any tailless primate of the family Simiidae, including gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and gibbons.
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In a long-running dispute, Falk asserts that australopithecine endocasts look essentially ape-like, while anthropologist Ralph L.
Christopher Dean of University College in London, England, have identified a rapid, ape-like rate of tooth development in 3.5-million- to 1.5-million-year-old infant hominids (SN: 10/26/85, p.260).
"The pattern resembles neither humans nor apes.' Smith adds that Australopithecus afarensis, thought by many investigators to be the earliest known hominid, has an ape-like eruption sequence, as do A.