noun Pro·pliopithecus \prō+\

Definition of Propliopithecus

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of propliopithecus

New Latin, from 1pro- + Pliopithecus

First Known Use: 1910

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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