bonobo

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noun bo·no·bo \bə-ˈnō-bō; ˈbä-nə-bō, -nō-\

Definition of bonobo

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bonobos

  1. :  a rare anthropoid ape (Pan paniscus) that has a more slender build and longer limbs than the related common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes) and that inhabits a small geographic region in equatorial Africa south of the Congo River —called also pygmy chimpanzee

Origin and Etymology of bonobo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1954


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bonobo

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noun bo·no·bo \bə-ˈnō-bō; ˈbä-nə-bō, -nō-\

Medical Definition of bonobo

  1. :  a rare anthropoid ape of the genus Pan (P. paniscus) that has a more slender build and longer limbs than the related common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes)—called also pygmy chimpanzee


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