Paranthropus

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Apr. 2024.

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