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Anthropoidea

Definition:

a suborder of monkeys, apes, and hominids

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Anthropoidea*
(* Anthropoidea may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Simian | simians | Simiiformes | Anthropoidea

the "higher primates" familiar to most people: the Old World monkeys and apes, including humans, and the New World monkeys or platyrrhines. In earlier classification, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, and humans--collectively known as simians... (38 of 803 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Simian

Wiktionary:

Primates

a taxonomic order, within superorder Euarchontoglires, or within infraclass Placentalia - the primates (13 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Primates

Random House Dictionary:

Primates

the order comprising the primates. (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/primates

Collins Dictionary:

suborder [biology] | subordinal [adjective, derived]

a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order (10 of 186 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/suborder

Oxford Dictionary:

suborder

Syllabification: (sub·or·der) | [biology] | a taxonomic category that ranks below order and above family. (13 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/suborder

suborder [biology]

a taxonomic category that ranks below order and above family (10 of 29 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/suborder

Merriam-Webster:

suborder

a subdivision of an order ; especially, a taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family (17 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suborder

American Heritage Dictionary:

suborder

[biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between an order and a family. | A subdivision of a category termed an order. (22 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suborder

New World Dictionary:

suborder | subordinal [adjective, related]

any natural subdivision of an order of plants or animals (10 of 16 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suborder

Encarta Dictionary:

suborder | suborders [plural]

a taxonomic category that is a subdivision of an order and usually contains several similar families (16 of 28 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716518​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Anthropoidea

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Anthropoidea"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Anthropoidea"

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