Pronunciation: (an'thru-poid"), [key]
1. resembling humans.
2. belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes, comprising humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys. Cf. prosimian.
See anthropoid ape.
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