[ an-thruh-poi-dee-uh ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɔɪ di ə /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Anthropology, Zoology.
a former taxonomic suborder that comprised New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes, including humans, collectively classified as anthropoids or anthropoid apes, which are now grouped under the suborder Haplorhini along with the tarsiers.
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Origin of Anthropoidea
First recorded in 1795–1800; anthrop(o)- + -oidea
Words nearby Anthropoidea
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How to use Anthropoidea in a sentence
In most of the other Anthropoidea there are two or three fused vertebrae, and in the Lemuroidea two to five.
The characters of the skull differ greatly in the two suborders of Primates, the Anthropoidea and the Lemuroidea.
In the lower Anthropoidea the ilium is long and narrow and has a small iliac surface.
In the Anthropoidea the skull differs greatly from that in the Lemuroidea.
The wrist (carpus) has nine bones, as in the lower Anthropoidea.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)|Henry O. Forbes