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anthropoid

noun an·thro·poid \ˈan(t)-thrə-ˌpid\

Definition of ANTHROPOID

1
:  any of a suborder (Anthropoidea) of higher primates (as macaques and marmosets); especially :  ape 1b
2
:  a person resembling an ape <the howling anthropoids of the Hookworm Belt — H. L. Mencken>
anthropoid adjective

Origin of ANTHROPOID

Greek anthrōpoeidēs resembling a human, from anthrōpos
First Known Use: 1832

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