Dryopithecinae

plural noun Dry·o·pith·e·ci·nae \ -ˌpithəˈsī(ˌ)nē , -ˈkī- \

Definition of Dryopithecinae

: a subfamily of Pongidae comprising Miocene and Pliocene Old World anthropoid apes regarded by some as common ancestors of humans and modern anthropoids and including the genera Dryopithecus, Proconsul, Sivapithecus, and less-known related forms

dryopithecine

\-ˈpithəˌsīn, -ˌkīn\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of dryopithecinae

New Latin Dryopithecus, type genus + -inae


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