Meaning of simiid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪmɪɪd/


rare Zoology
  • A member of the (former) family Simiidae; specifically an anthropoid ape.

    The family Simiidae originally comprised apes and monkeys and later was limited to anthropoid apes.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), geologist and historian. From scientific Latin Simiidae, former family name from Simia, former genus name + -idae.