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Australopithecus boisei

[boi-sey] /bɔɪˈseɪ/
noun
1.
an extinct species of very rugged, large-toothed bipedal hominid, formerly known as Zinjanthropus boisei, that lived in eastern Africa one to two million years ago.
2.
a fossil belonging to this species.
Origin
< New Latin; boisei after Charles Boise, a benefactor of L.S.B. Leakey, who described and named the original finds in 1959
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