plural noun
Arch·​an·​thro·​pi·​nae | \ ¦ärk‧ˈanthrəˈpī(ˌ)nē \

Definition of Archanthropinae

: an anthropological subdivision of Hominidae regarded as comparable to a subfamily and including Pithecanthropus and related forms distinguished by extreme development of the occipital torus — compare neoanthropinae , paleoanthropinae

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New Latin, from archi- + anthrop- + -inae

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“Archanthropinae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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