Para·pithe·cus | \¦parəpə̇¦thēkəs, -ˈpithə̇k-\

Definition of Parapithecus 

: a genus of extremely primitive old-world monkeys from the Oligocene of Egypt that are commonly regarded as near the point of divergence of the Cercopithecidae and the higher anthropoid apes and are sometimes made type of a separate family

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New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -pithecus

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