[ muh-gan-thruh-puh s, meg-an-throh-puh s ]
/ məˈgæn θrə pəs, ˌmɛg ænˈθroʊ pəs /


a proposed genus of extinct, late lower Pleistocene primates based on two large lower jaws found in Java, and believed to be either Australopithecine or human.

Origin of Meganthropus

< New Latin (1942) < Greek még(as) large (see mega-) + ánthrōpos man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019