[ sahy-nan-thruh-puhs, si-, sahy-nan-throh-puhs, sin-an- ]
/ saɪˈnæn θrə pəs, sɪ-, ˌsaɪ nænˈθroʊ pəs, ˌsɪn æn- /
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the genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned.
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Origin of Sinanthropus
From New Latin (1927), equivalent to Sin- “Chinese” + Greek ánthrōpos “man”; see origin at Sino-
Words nearby Sinanthropus
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British Dictionary definitions for Sinanthropus
/ (sɪnˈænθrəpəs) /
Word Origin for sinanthropus
C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man
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Scientific definitions for Sinanthropus
[ sī-năn′thrə-pəs, sĭ-, sī′năn-thrō′pəs, sĭn′ăn- ]
An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in China in the late 1920s and originally designated Sinanthropus pekinensis in the belief that it represented a species evolutionarily preceding humans. Sinanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus. Also called Peking man See more at Homo erectus.
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