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anthropoid

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈæn.θrə.pɔɪd/
like a human being or an ape: Gorillas, chimpanzees, and gibbons are all anthropoid apes, having long arms, no tails, and highly developed brains.
anthropoid
noun [C] uk   us  
Monkeys, apes, and humans are all anthropoids.
Translations of “anthropoid”
in Vietnamese giống người…
in Spanish Antropoide…
in Thai ที่มีลักษณะคล้ายมนุษย์…
in Malaysian antropoid…
in Chinese (Traditional) 似人的,類人的, 似猿的,類猿的…
in Indonesian antropoid…
in Chinese (Simplified) 似人的,类人的, 似猿的,类猿的…
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