ape man

ape-man

[eyp-man]
noun, plural ape-men.
1.
a hypothetical primate representing a transitional form between true humans and the anthropoid apes, considered by some as constituting the genus Australopithecus.
2.
a human assumed to have been reared by apes.

Origin:
1875–80

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ape-man

noun
1. hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings [syn: missing link
2. a person assumed to have been raised by apes 
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