Sivapithecus

noun
Si·​va·​pithe·​cus | \ ˌsēvəpə̇ˈthēkəs, -ˈpithə̇k- \

Definition of Sivapithecus

: a genus of generalized Lower Pliocene Indian apes related to Dryopithecus and exhibiting resemblances to the orangutan

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First Known Use of Sivapithecus

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sivapithecus

New Latin, from Siva (from Sanskrit Śiva) + -pithecus

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“Sivapithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sivapithecus. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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