Neoanthropinae

plural noun

Neo·​an·​thro·​pi·​nae
¦nē(ˌ)ōˌanthrəˈpī(ˌ)nē
: an anthropological subdivision of Hominidae coextensive with a species (Homo sapiens) but regarded as comparable to a subfamily compare archanthropinae , paleoanthropinae
neoanthropine
¦nē(ˌ)ō¦anthrəˌpīn
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Neoanthropinae

Cite this Entry

“Neoanthropinae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neoanthropinae. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!