pongid definition by Webster's New World
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a great ape
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Pongidae ; from Kongo mpongi plush -idae
pongid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An anthropoid ape of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan.adjective
Of or belonging to the family Pongidae.
Origin: From New Latin Pongidae, family name, from Pongo, type genus, of African origin; akin to Kikongo im-pongo.
pongid - Science Definition
See anthropoid ape.