pithecanthropoid

pithecanthropoid

[pith-i-kan-thruh-poid, -kuhn-throh-poid]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling the former genus Pithecanthropus or one of its members.

Origin:
1885–90; Pithecanthrop(us) + -oid

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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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