Ramapithecus

noun

Ra·​ma·​pi·​the·​cus
ˌräməpə̇ˈthēkəs,
-məˈpithə̇kəs
: a genus of Upper Pliocene Indian apes related to those of the genus Dryopithecus but exhibiting almost human dentition and dental arch

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Ramapithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ramapithecus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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