Definition of Anthropoid ape
1. Noun. Any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae.
Group relationships: Anthropoidea, Suborder Anthropoidea
Specialized synonyms: Great Ape, Pongid, Lesser Ape
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Literary usage of Anthropoid ape
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1. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"... orang-utan, and gorilla. The cerebral fissures, not functional boundaries. The anthropoid ape has a direct pyramidal tract like that of man. ..."
2. Histological Studies on the Localisation of Cerebral Function by Alfred Walter Campbell (1905)
"PARIETAL AREA IN THE anthropoid ape. (Plate II. ... and structural resemblances to that in man can be made out in the parietal lobe of the anthropoid ape. ..."
3. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1900)
"In any case, we have a clear proof of the close affinity of man and the anthropoid ape. Thus comparative anatomy proves to the satisfaction of every ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"much brain surface as the anthropoid ape. Applying this test to the human prototype, we find that Pithecanthropus occupies an intermediate position between ..."