Sinanthropus

Sinanthropus

[sahy-nan-thruh-puhs, si-, sahy-nan-throh-puhs, sin-an-]
noun
the genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1927), equivalent to Sin- Sino- + Greek ánthrōpos man

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sinanthropus
Collins
World English Dictionary
sinanthropus (sɪnˈænθrəpəs)
 
n
Java man See also Peking man a primitive apelike man of the genus Sinanthropus, now considered a subspecies of Homo erectus
 
[C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
sinanthropus   (sī-nān'thrə-pəs, sĭ-, sī'nān-thrō'pəs, sĭn'ān-)  Pronunciation Key 
An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in China in the late 1920s and originally designated Sinanthropus pekinensis in the belief that it represented a species evolutionarily preceding humans. Sinanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus. Also called Peking man. See more at Homo erectus.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature