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Meganthropus

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

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.

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Origin of Meganthropus

<New Latin (1942) <Greek még(as) large (see mega-) + ánthrōpos man
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