Gigantopithecus

noun Gi·gan·to·pi·the·cus \(ˌ)jīˌgantōpə̇ˈthēkəs, jə̇ˌg-, -ōˈpithə̇kəs\

Definition of Gigantopithecus

  1. :  a genus of giant fossil primates from the Pleistocene of China intermediate in a number of characters between the great apes and prehistoric humans and sometimes classed with the Hominidae

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Origin and Etymology of gigantopithecus

New Latin, from gigant- + -pithecus


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