family Pongidae

noun
usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
Syn: ↑Pongidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal family
Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea
Member Meronyms:

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  • Pongidae — noun usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons • Syn: ↑family Pongidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pongidae — Pon·gi·dae päŋ gi .dē, pän jə n pl a family of anthropoid apes consisting of the gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee, and bonobo pon·gid pän jəd, päŋ gəd adj or n * * * Pon·gi·dae (ponґjĭ de) the anthropoid apes, a family of primates that… …   Medical dictionary

  • family Hylobatidae — noun used in some classifications for the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs); sometimes considered a subfamily of Pongidae • Syn: ↑Hylobatidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal family — noun a family of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossidae, ↑family Tachyglossidae, ↑Ornithorhynchidae, ↑family Ornithorhynchidae, ↑Didelphidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • great ape — noun any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae • Syn: ↑pongid • Hypernyms: ↑anthropoid ape • Hyponyms: ↑orangutan, ↑orang, ↑orangutang, ↑Pongo …   Useful english dictionary

  • ape — apelike, adj. /ayp/, n., v., aped, aping. n. 1. any of a group of anthropoid primates characterized by long arms, a broad chest, and the absence of a tail, comprising the family Pongidae (great ape), which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and… …   Universalium

  • pongid — /ˈpɒndʒɪd/ (say ponjid) noun 1. one of the great apes of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the Pongidae. {New Latin Pongidae, the family, equivalent to Pongo, the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • genus Pongo — noun type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans • Syn: ↑Pongo • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pongidae, ↑family Pongidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthropoidea — noun monkeys; apes; hominids • Syn: ↑suborder Anthropoidea • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Primates, ↑order Primates • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Anthropoidea — noun monkeys; apes; hominids • Syn: ↑Anthropoidea • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Primates, ↑order Primates • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

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