[ pon-jid ]
/ ˈpɒn dʒɪd /
any anthropoid primate of the family Pongidae, comprising the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan; a great ape.
pertaining to or being a great ape.
Origin of pongid
1950–55; < New Latin Pongidae family name, equivalent to Pong(o) type genus (said to be < Kongo mpongi, mpungu ape) + -idae -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for pongid
/ (ˈpɒŋɡɪd, ˈpɒndʒɪd) /
any primate of the family Pongidae, which includes the gibbons and the great apes
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Pongidae
Word Origin for pongid
from New Latin Pongo type genus, from Kongo mpongi ape
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Science definitions for pongid
[ pŏn′jĭd ]
See anthropoid ape.
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