[ an thruh-poi-dee-uh ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɔɪ di ə /

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.

Origin of Anthropoidea

First recorded in 1795–1800; anthrop(o)- + -oidea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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