Definition of anthropoid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈænθrəpɔɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænθrəpɔɪd//
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any type of ape that is similar to a human a theory about how man developed from being among the higher anthropoids to being human Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Greek anthrōpoeidēs, from anthrōpos ‘human being’ + -oid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anthropoid

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