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noun as in ape

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This left them, in the end, with “rhinoceros” and “anthropoid.”

They summoned Mr. Rizzo and desired him to spell the word “anthropoid.”

In and among the rest he inserted the words “rhinoceros” and “anthropoid.”

It is large in the anthropoid apes, especially in the orang, in which it is very long and spirally convoluted.

The abnormality of club-foot may be pointed to as a reversion to the shape of the foot in the anthropoid apes.

The same peculiarity exists in the larger anthropoid apes and in some of the gibbons, but is not found in the lower mammals.

None of the other anthropoid apes ever walk erect, though they assume at times the upright posture.

Of the anthropoid apes of Europe, probably numerous in individuals, a few remains of one or two species alone survive.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anthropoid, such as: chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, humanoid, monkey, and orang.

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