Ramapithecus

noun Ra·ma·pi·the·cus \ ˌräməpə̇ˈthēkəs , -məˈpithə̇kəs \

Definition of Ramapithecus

:a genus of Upper Pliocene Indian apes related to those of the genus Dryopithecus but exhibiting almost human dentition and dental arch

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Origin and Etymology of ramapithecus

New Latin, from Rama, Hindu epic hero + -pithecus


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