Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈāp\

Medical Definition of APE

:  monkey; especially :  one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms
:  any of the large tailless semierect primates (as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) that comprise two primate families (Pongidae and Hylobatidae)—called also anthropoid, anthropoid ape
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