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pongid

[pon-jid]
noun
  1. any anthropoid primate of the family Pongidae, comprising the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan; a great ape.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or being a great ape.
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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

pongid

noun
  1. any primate of the family Pongidae, which includes the gibbons and the great apes
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Pongidae
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Word Origin

from New Latin Pongo type genus, from Kongo mpongi ape
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pongid in Science

pongid

[pŏnjĭd]
  1. See anthropoid ape.
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