1. Of or belonging to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, which consists of the New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance: a museum exhibit with several anthropoid ceramic coffins.
3. Resembling or characteristic of a nonhuman ape; apelike: an anthropoid forehead.
A primate of the suborder Anthropoidea.
an′thro·poidal (-poidl) adj.
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