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pithecanthropoid

[pith-i-kan-thruh-poid, -kuh n-throh-poid] /ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θrəˌpɔɪd, -kənˈθroʊ pɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the former genus Pithecanthropus or one of its members.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Pithecanthrop(us) + -oid
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