[ pon-ji-dee ]
/ ˈpɒn dʒɪ di /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Anthropology, Zoology.
the primate family comprising gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans: no longer used in taxonomy, it is subsumed by the family Hominidae, which includes humans.
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Origin of Pongidae
First recorded in 1910–15; from New Latin Pongidae, equivalent to Pong(o), type genus (said to be from Kongo mpongi, mpungu “ape”) + -idae see origin at -idae
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