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noun

the skeletal remains of Homo erectus, formerly classified as Sinanthropus pekinensis, found at Zhoukoudian, near Peking, China (now Beijing), in the late 1930s and early 1940s and subsequently lost during World War II.

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British Dictionary definitions for Peking man

Peking man

noun

an early type of man, Homo erectus, remains of which, of the Lower Palaeolithic age, were found in a cave near Peking (now Beijing), China, in 1927
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Scientific definitions for Peking man

Peking man
[ pēkĭng ]

See sinanthropus.
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