anthropoid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anthropoid resembling human beings
    • adj anthropoid resembling apes
    • n anthropoid any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
    • n anthropoid person who resembles a nonhuman primate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Anthropoid Resembling man; -- applied especially to certain apes, as the ourang or gorilla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anthropoid Of or pertaining to the superfamily Anthropoidea; man-like; human or simian in a zoölogical sense: applied to all monkeys as well as to man, as distinguished from the lemuroid or prosimian Primates.
    • anthropoid More specifically, resembling man, or man-like, as one of the higher monkeys or apes, as distinguished from lower monkeys: applied to the apes of the family Simiidæ, as restricted to include only the gorilla, chimpanzee, orang, and gibbon, these being commonly known as the anthropoid apes.
    • n anthropoid An anthropoid animal; one of the higher monkeys; an ape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Anthropoid an′throp-oid in the form of or resembling man
    • n Anthropoid the anthropoid ape, the highest and most man-like monkey
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. man + -oid,

Usage

In literature:

This is by no means to suggest that some one of the existing anthropoid apes is the direct ancestor of man.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The hairs came from the shaggy coat of a giant anthropoid ape or a gorilla.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
The talking, fire-using anthropoid in the course of time invented the bow and arrow.
"Is civilization a disease?" by Stanton Coit
The great Anthropoid Apes have found nothing better for shelter than the Squirrels' method.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
The sight of the anthropoids caused her to recoil.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
The lines on the palmar surfaces of the finger-tips are often of a simple nature as in the anthropoids.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The fact that the anthropoid apes produce feeble and dependent young, whose infancy is long, has probably been the origin of marriage.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Anthropoids, rather, for their sex was indistinguishable!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
From the anthropoides developed the ape-like men (pithecanthropi) during the tertiary period.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
The Anthropoid Ape is the animal that most nearly resembles man.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
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In news:

Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt An anthropoid shaped wooded coffin for "the Servant of the Great Place," from about 1339-1308 B.C.
The colonization of Africa by early anthropoids, he said, represented a pivotal step in primate and human evolution by indicating approximately the time that primates arrived in Africa.
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In science:

Because an organism’s daily consumption is limited by gut volume, daily caloric gain is bounded by xs = (1/5) · xmax (proportional to average anthropoid % gut volume; Milton 1989).
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience
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