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 plural ; paranthropuses paranthropus : a hominid of the genus Paranthropus

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New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -anthropus

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