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Rhodesian man

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noun Rho·de·sian man \rō-ˈdē-zh(ē-)ən-\

Definition of Rhodesian man

  1. :  an extinct African hominid (Homo sapiens rhodesiensis) having long limb bones and a cranial capacity like those of modern humans but with more prominent brow ridges and a larger face and palate



Origin of rhodesian man

Northern Rhodesia, Africa


First Known Use: 1921


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