Xenopithecus

noun
Xeno·​pithe·​cus | \ ˌzenəpə̇ˈthēkəs, -ˈpithə̇k- \

Definition of Xenopithecus

: a genus of eastern African Lower Miocene apes known from imperfect fossil remains and possibly on the ancestral line of the orangutan

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History and Etymology for Xenopithecus

New Latin, from xen- + -pithecus

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“Xenopithecus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xenopithecus. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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