chimpanzee: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chim"pan-zē', chim-pan'zē), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle-walking, noted for its intelligence and humanlike behavior: now greatly reduced in number and threatened with extinction in the wild. Cf. pygmy chimpanzee.
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