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Definition of "pongid" []

  • An anthropoid ape of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan. (noun)
  • Of or belonging to the family Pongidae. (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 "pongid" in a sentence
  • "(formerly would have been called a pongid/ape) fossil, not a human per se."
  • "I like Gigantopithecus but "he" seems more pongid --??"
  • "Yet he graciously forgave Le Gros and thanked him for his apology—though he also added somewhat testily, “I think both Mary and I do know a genuine fossil when we see one and can distinguish a pongid ape from a hominid without any difficulty.”"