Propliopithecus

noun

Pro·​pliopithecus
prō+
: a genus of small primitive short-jawed anthropoids from the Lower Oligocene of Egypt related to the gibbon but having the same dental formula as man

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Pliopithecus

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Propliopithecus was in 1910

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“Propliopithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Propliopithecus. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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