paranthropus

paranthropus

[puh-ran-thruh-puhs, par-uhn-throh-]
noun, plural paranthropuses for 1.
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Paranthropus.
2.
(initial capital letter, italics) a former genus of fossil hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Australopithecus robustus.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1938) < Greek par- par- (in the sense “near”) + ánthrōpos man

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