pithecanthropine

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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pithecanthropus (ˌpɪθɪkænˈθrəʊpəs, -ˈkænθrə-)
 
n , pl -pi
Java man See Peking man any primitive apelike man of the former genus Pithecanthropus, now included in the genus Homo
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek pithēkos ape + anthrōpos man]
 
pithe'canthropine
 
adj
 
pithe'canthropoid
 
adj

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