[ pon-jid ]
/ ˈpɒn dʒɪd /
any member of the formerly designated primate family Pongidae, which comprised gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans.
pertaining or belonging to the family of gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans:Note the pongid hip and thigh musculature.
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Origin of pongid
First recorded in 1945–50; short for Pongidae
Words nearby pongid
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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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Scientific definitions for pongid
[ pŏn′jĭd ]
See anthropoid ape.
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