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Sivapithecus

[siv-uh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s] /ˌsɪv əˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs/
noun
1.
a genus of extinct Miocene primates of Asia that resemble the modern orangutan.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Siva (< Sanskrit śiva Shiva) + Greek píthēkos ape
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