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  • apelike — adjective 1. resembling apes • Syn: ↑anthropoid, ↑anthropoidal • Similar to: ↑nonhuman • Derivationally related forms: ↑anthropoid (for: ↑anthropo …   Useful english dictionary

  • apelike — adjective a) Similar to an ape in appearance or movement. The Nomad has his very house set on wheels; the Nomad, and in a still higher degree the Ape, are all for “liberty;” the privilege to flit continually is indispensable for them. Alas, in… …   Wiktionary

  • apelike — adj. resembling an ape; uncouth, rude (of a person) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthropoid anthropoidal apelike — nonhuman onhuman adj. not human. Opposite of {human}. [Narrower terms: {anthropoid, anthropoidal, apelike}; {bloodless}; {dehumanized, unhuman}; {grotesque, monstrous, unnatural}; {mechanical}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ape — apelike, adj. /ayp/, n., v., aped, aping. n. 1. any of a group of anthropoid primates characterized by long arms, a broad chest, and the absence of a tail, comprising the family Pongidae (great ape), which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and… …   Universalium

  • Australopithecus — /aw stray loh pith i keuhs, peuh thee keuhs, aw streuh /, n. an extinct genus of small brained,large toothed bipedal hominids that lived in Africa between one and four million years ago. Cf. australopithecine. [ < NL (1905), equiv. to austral(is) …   Universalium

  • Anthropology and Archaeology — ▪ 2009 Introduction Anthropology       Among the key developments in 2008 in the field of physical anthropology was the discovery by a large interdisciplinary team of Spanish and American scientists in northern Spain of a partial mandible (lower… …   Universalium

  • Evolution —     Evolution (History and Scientific Foundation)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Evolution (History and Scientific Foundation)     The world of organisms comprises a great system of individual forms generally classified according to structural… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Yeti — Abominable Snowman redirects here. For other uses, see Abominable Snowman (disambiguation). For other uses of Yeti, see Yeti (disambiguation). Yeti (Abominable Snowman Migoi, Meh teh et al.) Purported Yeti scalp at …   Wikipedia

  • human evolution — Evolution of modern human beings from nonhuman and extinct hominid forms. Genetic evidence points to an evolutionary divergence between the lineages of humans and the great apes (Pongidae) on the African continent 5–8 million years ago. The… …   Universalium

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