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anthropo- +‎ -oid


anthropoid (comparative more anthropoid, superlative most anthropoid)

  1. having characteristics of a human, usually in terms of shape or appearance
    1. (anatomy, in pelvimetry) Of the pelvis, having an anteroposterior diameter equal or exceeding the transverse diameter.
  2. having characteristics of an ape



anthropoid (plural anthropoids)

  1. An anthropoid animal.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 1
      The tribe of anthropoids over which Kerchak ruled with an iron hand and bared fangs, numbered some six or eight families, each family consisting of an adult male with his females and their young, numbering in all some sixty or seventy apes.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Here and there a little group of shattered Indians marked where one of the anthropoids had turned to bay, and sold his life dearly.


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