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humanzee

[ hyoo-man-zee or, often, yoo‐ ]
/ ˌhyu mænˈzi or, often, ˌyu‐ /
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noun
a hypothetical hybrid of human and chimpanzee: attempts at such hybridization have been substantiated, but no actual specimens have been verified.
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Also called chuman, manpanzee .

Origin of humanzee

Coined by Gordon Gallup (born 1941), U.S. evolutionary biologist about 1975; blend of human and chimpanzee
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