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Australopithecus afarensis

[uh-fah-ren-sis] /ə fɑˈrɛn sɪs/
noun
1.
an extinct species of early hominid whose fossil remains were discovered in Ethiopia and have been dated at between 3.5 and 4 million years of age.
2.
a fossil belonging to this species.
Compare Lucy.
Origin
1978
1978; < Neo-Latin; after the Afar region of Ethiopia, where Lucy was found; see Afar, -ensis
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