[ken-yuh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s, keen-]


a genus of fossil hominoids of middle Miocene age found in Kenya and having large molars, small incisors, and powerful chewing muscles.

Origin of Kenyapithecus

1960–65; < New Latin, equivalent to Kenya Kenya + pithēcus ape < Greek píthēkos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019