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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“Neanthropinae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neanthropinae. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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