plural noun

Definition of Paleoanthropinae

: an anthropological subdivision of Hominidae including Neanderthals and related forms of the genus Homo but treated as if comparable to a subfamily — compare archanthropinae , neoanthropinae

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Other Words from Paleoanthropinae

paleoanthropine \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦an(t)thrəˌpīn \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Paleoanthropinae

New Latin, from pale- + Greek anthrōpos + New Latin -inae

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“Paleoanthropinae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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