Pithecoid Pith"e*coid, a. [Gr. ? an ape + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Of or pertaining to the genus {Pithecia}, or subfamily {Pithecin[ae]}, which includes the saki, ouakari, and other allied South American monkeys. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the anthropoid apes in particular, or to the higher apes of the Old World, collectively. [1913 Webster]

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