simianity

simian

[sim-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an ape or monkey.
2.
characteristic of apes or monkeys: long, simian fingers.
noun
3.
an ape or monkey.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin sīmi(a) an ape (probably derivative of sīmus flat-nosed < Greek sīmós) + -an

simianity [sim-ee-an-i-tee] , noun
subsimian, adjective
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simian (ˈsɪmɪən)
 
adj
1.  Also (rare): simious of, relating to, or resembling a monkey or ape
 
n
2.  a monkey or ape
 
[C17: from Latin sīmia an ape, probably from sīmus flat-nosed, from Greek sīmos]

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simian
"pertaining to monkeys or apes," 1607, from L. simia "ape," from simus "snub-nosed," from Gk. simos "snub-nosed, bent upward," of unknown origin. The noun meaning "an ape or monkey" first is attested in 1880.
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simian   (sĭm'ē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Adjective   Resembling or characteristic of apes or monkeys.

Noun   An ape or monkey. Ther term simian is no longer used in scientific contexts. Compare prosimian.
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