plural noun Aus·tra·lo·pith·e·ci·nae \-ˌpithəˈsī(ˌ)nē\

Definition of Australopithecinae

in former classifications

  1. :  a subfamily of Pongidae including extinct apes with near-human dentition and constituting Australopithecus and according to some authorities other genera all from southern Africa

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Origin and Etymology of australopithecinae

New Latin, from Australopithecus, type genus + -inae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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