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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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afarensis shoulder blades are apelike, indicating a partially arboreal lifestyle.
The Abominable Snowman--existing and not existing, flickering at the edges of blizzards, apelike man or manlike ape, stealthy, elusive, known only through rumours and through its backward-pointing footprints" (7-8).
(2007) reconstruct for Australopithecus is basically apelike.
The hypothesis that Lucy is anatomically intermediate between apes and humans predicts that a point-by-point comparison will reveal a mixture of apelike features and humanlike features in the specimen.
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And humans evolved from apelike ancestors whether they did so by Darwin's proposed mechanism or by some other, yet to be discovered." (7)
Americans who came across these reports were thrust briefly into the reality of atomic warfare -- if this information could be believed; The New York Times observed that the Japanese were "trying to establish a propaganda point that the bombings should be stopped." The Hearst newspapers published a cartoon showing a hideous, apelike "Jap" rising out of the ruins of Hiroshima screaming at Americans, "They're Not Human!", with the caption, "Look who's talking."
"They describe it as a very shy, apelike creature about 8ft tall.
The London Sketchbook (April 1874) shows an ape-like Darwin holding a mirror to the face of a chimpanzee, and in 'A Little Lecture by Professor D-n on the Development of the Horse' (Gordon Thomson, Fun, July 22nd, 1871) an apelike Darwin demonstrates on a blackboard the evolution of a racehorse via a horseradish, horse-chestnut, clothes-horse and other bizarre stages.
It was not until his 1871 The Descent of Man that he formally proposed human descent from an apelike predecessor.
When the apelike Wickersham brothers are firing bananas out of their armpits, the film attains Tex Avery-grade nuttiness.