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anthropoid (adj) resembling humans (usually apes).
Apes are big tailless monkeys, similar to human beings. The apes are anthropoids; that is, they look very much like human beings in their ways of eating, etc.. Gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans are all anthropoids.
- Anthropoids are more closely related to humans than to monkeys, in that they can stand upright and walk on two legs like humans.
- Anthropoids can adapt themselves to human environment, though with some difficulty, depending on the way they are trained.