pithecoid


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pithecoid

(ˈpɪθɪˌkɔɪd)
adj
(Zoology) relating to or like the apes, esp anthropoid apes
n
(Animals) an ape, esp a higher or anthropoid ape
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The book's frontispiece features a skeletal procession of Man's pithecoid family, with a gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee, and gorilla stooping behind him.
It seems that Huxley's gift for metaphor was not all Clarissa inherited from the anatomist's finely crafted descriptions of anthropoid and pithecoid physiology.