anthropoid

(redirected from Anthropoids)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • all
  • adj
  • noun

Synonyms for anthropoid

Synonyms for anthropoid

person who resembles a nonhuman primate

Synonyms

Related Words

any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids

Related Words

resembling apes

Related Words

resembling human beings

Synonyms

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
I assure you that I little thought when I left my professional chair in London that it was for the purpose of heading a raid of savages upon a colony of anthropoid apes.
In this instance it was the anthropoid that retired in stiff dignity to inspect an unhappy caterpillar, which he presently devoured.
He knew, however, that there was little chance that they would attack him, since it is not within the reasoning powers of the anthropoid to be able to weigh or appreciate the value of concentrated action against an enemy--otherwise they would long since have become the dominant creatures of their haunts, so tremendous a power of destruction lies in their mighty thews and savage fangs.
With a howl of mingled rage and anguish the great anthropoid bent double and sank to the ground, though almost instantly he was again struggling to his feet.
His teeth, while strong and sharp, were, as weapons of offense, pitifully inadequate by comparison with the mighty fighting fangs of the anthropoids.
Tarzan feared that the anthropoid would awaken the sleepers.
Circling about behind the ape he prodded the anthropoid in the back with a pin.
For an instant he hesitated, and then again there rose before him the dreams of affluence which this great anthropoid would doubtless turn to realities once Paulvitch had landed him safely in some great metropolis like London.
The captain interposed no obstacles to the arrangement, and so the great anthropoid was tacitly admitted to membership in the ship's company.
These anthropoids witnessed continents move,' he rhapsodises.
African-Americans and other people of color are descendents of inferior non-Adamite anthropoids.
Anatomical similarities between the Chilecebus and Old World anthropoids provides new evidence of an African origin for New World monkeys.
Xijun said: "Archicebus marks the first time that we have a reasonably complete picture of a primate close to the divergence between tarsiers and anthropoids.
Like diurnal birds and lizards, most anthropoids have small corneas relative to eye length as an adaptation for enhanced visual acuity.
Mammals ranging from bats to whales appeared and proliferated, and the environment was conducive to the emergence of anthropoids.