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Telanthropus

[tuh-lan-thruh-puh s, tel-an-throh-puh s]
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  1. a genus of fossil hominids, known from two fragmentary lower jaws found in the region of Swartkrans, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Origin of Telanthropus

From New Latin, dating back to 1890–95; see origin at tel-2, anthropo-
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