pithecanthrope

pithecanthrope

[pith-i-kan-throhp, pith-i-kuhn-throhp]
noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Pithecanthropus.

Origin:
1875–80; short for Pithecanthropus

pithecanthropic [pith-i-kuhn-throp-ik] , pithecanthropine [pith-i-kan-thruh-pahyn] , adjective
pithecanthropid [pith-i-kan-thruh-pid, -kuhn-throh-pid, -throp-id] , noun, adjective
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