anthropoid

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anthropoid (comparative more anthropoid, superlative most anthropoid)

  1. having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance
  2. having characteristics of an ape

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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.

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