Paranthropus

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

Definition of Paranthropus

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 paranthropus plural ;paranthropuses : a hominid of the genus Paranthropus

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New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -anthropus

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“Paranthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paranthropus. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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