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anthropoid

[ an-thruh-poid ]
/ ˈæn θrəˌpɔɪd /
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adjective
resembling humans.
Anthropology, Zoology. belonging or pertaining to the group of primates characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes, comprising New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes, including humans: these primates were formerly classified into their own suborder, Anthropoidea, which has been supplanted by the more inclusive suborder Haplorhini.See also haplorhine.
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Origin of anthropoid

First recorded in 1825–35; anthropo-, + -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM anthropoid

an·thro·poi·dal, adjectivepseu·do·an·thro·poid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropoid

anthropoid
/ (ˈænθrəˌpɔɪd) /

adjective
resembling man
resembling an ape; apelike
of or relating to the suborder Anthropoidea
noun
any primate of the suborder Anthropoidea, including monkeys, apes, and manCompare prosimian

Derived forms of anthropoid

anthropoidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for anthropoid

anthropoid
[ ănthrə-poid′ ]

adj.
Resembling human beings in structure and form.
Of or belonging to the family of great apes including the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan.
Resembling or characteristic of an ape; apelike.
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