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

Definition of Sivapithecus

  1. :  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

First Known Use: 1915

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