Paranthropus

noun Par·an·thro·pus \paˈran(t)thrəpəs, ˌpaˌranˈthrōp-\

Definition of Paranthropus

  1. 1 :  a genus of australopithecine hominids comprising the robust forms (such as P. robustus and P. boisei) which are sometimes included along with the gracile forms within the genus Australopithecus

  2. 2 paranthropus plural ; paranthropuses :  a hominid of the genus Paranthropus

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Origin and Etymology of paranthropus

New Latin, from 1para- + -anthropus


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