anthropoid ape

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anthropoid ape

n
(Zoology) any primate of the family Pongidae, having no tail, elongated arms, and a highly developed brain. The group includes gibbons, orang-utans, chimpanzees, and gorillas

an′thropoid ape′


n.
any ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae, anatomically resembling humans and comprising the gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons, and siamangs.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.anthropoid ape - any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidaeanthropoid ape - any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae
ape - any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea - monkeys; apes; hominids
great ape, pongid - any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
lesser ape - gibbons and siamangs
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