[sahy-nan-thruh-puh s, si-, sahy-nan-throh-puh s, sin-an-]
- the genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned.
Origin of Sinanthropus
< New Latin (1927), equivalent to Sin- Sino- + Greek ánthrōpos man
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C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man
[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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