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Simia

simia

(Science: zoology) A Linnaean genus of quadrumana which included the types of numerous modern genera. By modern writers it is usually restricted to the genus which includes the orang-outang.

Origin: L, an ape; cf. Simus flatnosed, snub-nosed, Gr.


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