1 Resembling the human species in form, applied especially to the Anthropoidea or higher primates (humans, apes, and monkeys) or more narrowly to the highest apes (gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gibbons). n.
2 An anthropoid (1) primate or ape. Compare prosimian. [From Greek anthropos man or the human species + -oeides denoting resemblance of form, from eidos shape]