Definition of pithecoid in English:

pithecoid

adjective

  • Resembling or relating to the apes, especially the higher apes; apelike.

noun

  • An ape, especially a higher ape.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection. From ancient Greek πίθηκος ape, of unknown origin + -oid, perhaps after ancient Greek πιθηκοειδής ape-like.

Pronunciation

pithecoid

/ˈpɪθɪkɔɪd//pɪˈθiːkɔɪd/