Neanthropinae

plural noun
Ne·​an·​thro·​pi·​nae | \nēˌan(t)thrəˈpīˌnē\

Definition of Neanthropinae 

: recent man (Homo sapiens) when treated by anthropologists as though distinct from more primitive species of the same genus at the subfamily level

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History and Etymology for Neanthropinae

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

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