/pith"i koyd', pi thee"koyd/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the genus Pithecia and related genera, including the saki monkeys.
2. (loosely) apelike; monkeylike.
[1860-65; < NL pithec(us) ape ( < Gk píthekos) + -OID]

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