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pithecoid

[pith-i-koid, pi-thee-koid]
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the genus Pithecia and related genera, including the saki monkeys.
  2. (loosely) apelike; monkeylike.
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Origin of pithecoid

1860–65; < New Latin pithēc(us) ape (< Greek píthēkos) + -oid
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Examples from the Web for pithecoid

Historical Examples

  • Your term, "pithecoid man," is a whole paper and theory in itself.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

  • This is decidedly a pithecoid characteristic which is always found in apes.

    The Last Link

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Their life is higher than that of the pithecoid lower and middle savages, but less than that of the barbarians.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • The primordial anthropoid was probably, in this respect, on much the same footing as his pithecoid kin.

  • The chief difficulty in assigning the possessor of the Mauer jaw to a pithecoid stock has been mentioned already.

    Prehistoric Man

    W. L. H. Duckworth


pithecoid in Medicine

pithecoid

(pĭthĭ-koid′, pī-thēkoid)
adj.
  1. Resembling or relating to the apes, especially the anthropoid apes.
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pithecoid in Science

pithecoid

[pĭthĭ-koid′, pī-thēkoid]
  1. Resembling or relating to the apes, especially the anthropoid apes.
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