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great ape

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great ape

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  1. An ape of the subfamily Ponginae, having a mostly hairless face, protrusive lips, hands with complex fingerprints, and flat fingernails. Includes the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan.
  2. May be extended to include members of the family Hominidae, humans as well as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans.


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