Neanderthaloid

[ nee-an-der-thaw-loid, -taw-, -tah-; ney-ahn-der-tah-loid ]
/ niˈæn dərˌθɔ lɔɪd, -ˌtɔ-, -ˌtɑ-; neɪˈɑn dərˌtɑ lɔɪd /
Anthropology

adjective

resembling or characteristic of the physical type of Neanderthal man.

noun

a fossil human having characteristics like those of Neanderthal man.

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Origin of Neanderthaloid

First recorded in 1885–90; Neanderthal + -oid

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