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pongid

[ pon-jid ]
/ ˈpɒn dʒɪd /
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noun
any member of the formerly designated primate family Pongidae, which comprised gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans.
adjective
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

pongid
/ (ˈpɒŋɡɪd, ˈpɒndʒɪd) /

noun
any primate of the family Pongidae, which includes the gibbons and the great apes
adjective
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

pongid
[ pŏnjĭd ]

See anthropoid ape.
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