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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Origin and Etymology of sivapithecus

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


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