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Neanderthaloid

[nee-an-der-thaw-loid, -taw-, -tah-; ney-ahn-der-tah-loid]Anthropology
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adjective
  1. resembling or characteristic of the physical type of Neanderthal man.
noun
  1. a fossil human having characteristics like those of Neanderthal man.

Origin of Neanderthaloid

First recorded in 1885–90; Neanderthal + -oid
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Historical Examples

  • Appearance of the first Neanderthaloid men in Krapina, Croatia.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • The first discovery of a Neanderthaloid was made in 1848, eight years before the type of the Neanderthal race came to light.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • Doctor Hrdlika regards the related Pedmost skull as distinctly showing Neanderthaloid affinity.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • And we are not so far from that ancestor as to have eliminated not indeed Neanderthal, but Neanderthaloid types.