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Anthropoidea

Pronunciation: an′thrō-poyd′ē-ă

Definition: A suborder of the mammalian order Primates, which comprises the families Cebidae (New World monkeys), Callithricidae (marmosets), Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys), Pongidae (gibbons, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans), and Hominidae (humans).

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