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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus (1735–66) containing the whole of his order Primates, excepting the genera Homo, Lemur, and Vespertilio.
  • n. Now, the name-giving genus of Simiidæ, containing only those apes known as orang-utans.
  • n. A genus of gastropods.

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