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pithecoid

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

1860–65; <New Latin pithēc(us) ape (<Greek píthēkos) + -oid
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Scientific definitions for pithecoid

pithecoid
[ pĭthĭ-koid′, pī-thēkoid ]

Resembling or relating to the apes, especially the anthropoid apes.
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