[ af-ri-kan-thruh-puhs, -kan-throh-puhs ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn θrə pəs, -kænˈθroʊ pəs /
Save This Word!
(no longer in technical use) a genus of hominins of eastern Africa, assumed from a number of now lost skull fragments to have been a form of archaic Homo.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Origin of Africanthropus
First recorded in 1935–40; from New Latin, equivalent to Āfric(a) “Africa” + Greek ánthrōpos “human being”
Words nearby Africanthropus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021