anthropoid anthropoid

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) resembling apes
  2. (n) person who resembles a nonhuman primate
  3. (n) any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
  4. (adj) resembling human beings

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Still others were placed in so-called anthropoid coffins--pottery sarcophagi with human faces--and a few were only wrapped in linen.
  2. There may be anthropoid apes in Venezuela, Ley says optimistically, and little furry men in Africa.
  3. If children resulted, that would show that the two anthropoid groups were nearer each other than evolutionists at present believe.

News

  • New fossil shines light on primate and human evolution

    A 55 million year old fossil that has been unearthed from an ancient lakebed in China's Hubei Province has revealed a pivotal event in primate and human evolution. Hailing from the early Eocene Epoch, the fossil is crucial to the branch split that led to anthropoids (monkeys, apes, and humans) on one side, and living tarsiers (small, tree-dwelling nocturnal primates) on the other. The discovered ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

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