Gigantopithecus

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

Definition of Gigantopithecus

: 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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History and Etymology for Gigantopithecus

New Latin, from gigant- + -pithecus

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“Gigantopithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gigantopithecus. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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