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Kenyapithecus

[ ken-yuh-pith-i-kuhs, -puh-thee-kuhs, keen- ]
/ ˌkɛn yəˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌkin- /
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noun

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

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Origin of Kenyapithecus

1960–65; <New Latin, equivalent to KenyaKenya + pithēcus ape <Greek píthēkos
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