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Definition of "pygmoid" []

  • Resembling or characteristic of a Pygmy. Not in scientific use. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pygmoid" in a sentence
  • "(There are also short and very short pygmoid peoples in this region, such as the Twa of Rwanda, but they are not power players.)"
  • "The medium-height Bantu Hutu farmers arrived 2,000 years ago and drove the pygmoid hunter-gatherer Twa into the forests."
  • "Everything, in short, suggests that this period may represent in the individual what was once for a very protracted and relatively stationary period an age of maturity in the remote ancestors of our race, when the young of our species, who were perhaps pygmoid, shifted for themselves independently of further parental aid."