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the branch of anthropology that describes the varieties of humankind and their geographical distribution.
The branch of anthropology that deals with the geographical distribution of specific human cultures.


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    resembling humans. belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes, comprising humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys. Compare . . Contemporary Examples They summoned Mr. Rizzo and desired him to spell the word “anthropoid.” Portrait of the Consummate […]

  • Anthropoid ape

    any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae, anatomically resembling humans, and comprising the gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs. Historical Examples I have the same interest in him Uncle John had in the new variety of anthropoid ape in the Zoo at home. Under the Southern Cross Elizabeth Robins In the anthropoid ape […]

  • Anthropoid pelvis

    anthropoid pelvis anthropoid pelvis n. An apelike pelvis with a long anteroposterior diameter and a narrow transverse diameter.

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    . anthropological anthropology

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