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A primate of a family (Pongidae) which comprises the great apes.See also hominid
- ‘If a wild crow placed in a laboratory can make a tool by bending a coathanger to get a piece of food out of a narrow-necked bottle, a gorilla, granted not the genius of the pongids but smarter than most birds, anyway, can bang things with sticks.’
- ‘While this view was made specifically in reference to post-Flood humans, the principle could equally apply to other forms of life, including pongids.’
1950s: from modern Latin Pongidae (plural), from the genus name Pongo (see pongo).
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