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Africanthropus

[ af-ri-kan-thruh-puhs, -kan-throh-puhs ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn θrə pəs, -kænˈθroʊ pəs /
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noun

(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.

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Origin of Africanthropus

First recorded in 1935–40; from New Latin, equivalent to Āfric(a) “Africa” + Greek ánthrōpos “human being”
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