[ puh-ran-thruh-puhs, par-uhn-throh-puhs ]
/ pəˈræn θrə pəs, ˌpær ənˈθroʊ pəs /
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an extinct genus of bipedal hominins with massive chewing muscles, large teeth, and thick dental enamel: it may have descended from Australopithecus in Africa about 2.7 million years ago.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of Paranthropus
First recorded in 1935–40; from New Latin: literally “beside man, near man”; equivalent to Greek para- “beside, near” + Greek ánthrōpos “human being”; see para-
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