anthropoid apes and human beings
Hypernyms: ↑class
Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈnȯidēə\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Homin-, Homo + -oidea
1. in some classifications : a major division of Primates segregating Homo and related fossil forms from the great apes
2. : a superfamily of Anthropoidea comprising the great apes and the recent and fossil hominids as distinguished from the lower Old World monkeys — compare cercopithecidae

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  • Hominoidea — Hominoïdés L espèce fossile …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hominoidea —   Hominoideos Rango temporal: Oligoceno temprano Reciente …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Hominoidea —       in zoology, a superfamily of primates containing all the apes as well as human beings. All hominoids can stand or sit erect with great facility, and all share the following physical characteristics: broad chests, with the scapulae (shoulder …   Universalium

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  • Hominoidea — A superfamily of the Primates including the anthropoid apes and humans. Divided into the families Pongidae (anthropoid apes) and Hominidae (humans). [L. homo (homin ), man, + G. eidos, form] * * * Hom·i·noi·dea .häm ə nȯid ē ə n pl 1) in some… …   Medical dictionary

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