chimpanzee


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chim·pan·zee

(chim-pan'zē, chim'pan-zē'),
Generic name for the apes Pan panisus and P. troglodytes.
[Kongo, an African dial.]

chimpanzee

(chĭm′păn-zē′, -pən-, chĭm-păn′zē)
n.
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).

chimpanzee

(chĭm-păn′zē)
An intelligent ape (Pan troglodytes) native to parts of Africa. The DNA of humans and chimps is closely matched.
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