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pithecanthrope

[ pith-i-kan-throhp, pith-i-kuhn-throhp ]
/ ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θroʊp, ˈpɪθ ɪ kənˌθroʊp /
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noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Pithecanthropus, now assigned to the proposed species Homo erectus.
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Origin of pithecanthrope

First recorded in 1875–80; short for Pithecanthropus

OTHER WORDS FROM pithecanthrope

pith·e·can·throp·ic [pith-i-kuhn-throp-ik], /ˌpɪθ ɪ kənˈθrɒp ɪk/, pith·e·can·thro·pine [pith-i-kan-thruh-pahyn], /ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θrəˌpaɪn/, adjectivepith·e·can·thro·pid [pith-i-kan-thruh-pid, -kuhn-throh-pid, -throp-id], /ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θrə pɪd, -kənˈθroʊ pɪd, -ˈθrɒp ɪd/, noun, adjective

Words nearby pithecanthrope

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How to use pithecanthrope in a sentence

  • The first navigating pithecanthrope built nearly as well with his log and bush.

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