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pithecanthropoid

[ pith-i-kan-thruh-poid, -kuhn-throh-poid ]

adjective

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pithecanthropoid1

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

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