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pongid

[pon-jid] /ˈpɒn dʒɪd/
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
1950-1955
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/
noun
1.
any primate of the family Pongidae, which includes the gibbons and the great apes
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Pongidae
Word Origin
from New Latin Pongo type genus, from Kongo mpongi ape
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pongid
  (pŏn'jĭd)   
See anthropoid ape.
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