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pithecanthropoid

[ pith-i-kan-thruh-poid, -kuhn-throh-poid ]
/ ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θrəˌpɔɪd, -kənˈθroʊ pɔɪd /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling the former genus Pithecanthropus or one of its members, now assigned to the proposed species Homo erectus.
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Origin of pithecanthropoid

First recorded in 1885–90; Pithecanthrop(us) + -oid

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