Definition of Anthropoid

1. Noun. Person who resembles a nonhuman primate.

Exact synonyms: Ape
Generic synonyms: Misfit
Derivative terms: Anthropoidal

2. Adjective. Resembling apes.
Exact synonyms: Anthropoidal, Apelike
Similar to: Nonhuman

3. Noun. Any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids.
Generic synonyms: Primate
Derivative terms: Anthropoidal

4. Adjective. Resembling human beings.
Exact synonyms: Manlike
Similar to: Human

Definition of Anthropoid

1. a. Resembling man; -- applied especially to certain apes, as the ourang or gorilla.

Definition of Anthropoid

1. Adjective. having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance ¹

2. Adjective. having characteristics of an ape ¹

3. Noun. An anthropoid animal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anthropoid

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Medical Definition of Anthropoid

1. 1. Resembling man in structure and form. 2. One of the monkeys resembling man; an ape. Origin: G. Anthropo-eides, man-like (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anthropoid

anthropodicy
anthropods
anthropoeia
anthropogenesis
anthropogenetic
anthropogenetics
anthropogenic
anthropogenically
anthropogenies
anthropogenous
anthropogeny
anthropoglot
anthropoglots
anthropogony
anthropography
anthropoid (current term)
anthropoid ape
anthropoid pelvis
anthropoidal
anthropoidea
anthropoids
anthropolatry
anthropolite
anthropolites
anthropologic
anthropological
anthropologically
anthropologies
anthropologist
anthropologists

Literary usage of Anthropoid

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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"IN volume xxvi. of the Jour, of Anat. and Phgs., I gave an account of a series of dissections of the hands and feet of the anthropoid Apes, with a view to ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The cranium seen from above is an elongated oval in guished from that of other anthropoid apes by its large size and its higher arching in the coronal ..."

3. Histological Studies on the Localisation of Cerebral Function by Alfred Walter Campbell (1905)
"There is a further variation which concerns the extent of the area on the mesial surface. In the three anthropoid brains which ..."

4. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893)
"Was the oldest Homo sapiens Pliocene or Miocene, oj- yet more ancient? In still older strata do the fossilized bones of an ape more anthropoid, ..."

5. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht by Arthur C. Mace, Herbert Eustis Winlock (1916)
"Characteristics of XIIth dyn. anthropoid coffins Court and Provincial coffin ... For some time after its introduction the anthropoid coffin continued to be ..."

6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1885)
"THE RELATIVE POSITION OF THE CEREBRUM AND THE CEREBELLUM IN anthropoid APES. ... the discussion as to whether or not the cerebellum of the anthropoid apes ..."

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