pongid

pongid

[pon-jid]
noun
1.
any anthropoid primate of the family Pongidae, comprising the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan; a great ape.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or being a great ape.

Origin:
1950–55; < Neo-Latin Pongidae family name, equivalent to Pong(o) type genus (said to be < Kongo mpongi, mpungu ape) + -idae -id2

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pongid (ˈpɒŋɡɪd, ˈpɒndʒɪd)
 
n
1.  any primate of the family Pongidae, which includes the gibbons and the great apes
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Pongidae
 
[from New Latin Pongo type genus, from Kongo mpongi ape]

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pongid   (pŏn'jĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
See anthropoid ape.
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