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anthropoid

[an-thruh-poid] /ˈæn θrəˌpɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling humans.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes, comprising humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys.
Compare prosimian.
noun
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek anthropoeidḗs in the shape of a man. See anthropo-, -oid
Related forms
anthropoidal, adjective
pseudoanthropoid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropoids

anthropoid

/ˈænθrəˌpɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling man
2.
resembling an ape; apelike
3.
of or relating to the suborder Anthropoidea
noun
4.
any primate of the suborder Anthropoidea, including monkeys, apes, and man Compare prosimian
Derived Forms
anthropoidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anthropoids

anthropoid

adj.

"manlike," 1835, from Greek anthropoeides "like a man, resembling a man; in human form;" see anthropo- + -iod. As a noun, attested from 1832 (the Greek noun in this sense was anthroparion).

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anthropoids in Medicine

anthropoid an·thro·poid (ān'thrə-poid')
adj.

  1. Resembling human beings in structure and form.

  2. Of or belonging to the family of great apes including the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan.

  3. Resembling or characteristic of an ape; apelike.

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