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[eyp-man] /ˈeɪpˌmæn/
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
1875-1880
1875-80
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