anthropopithecus

noun, sometimes capitalized \ " \

Definition of anthropopithecus

plural anthropopitheci \-ˌsī\
: a hypothetical mammal or group of mammals intermediate in character between human beings and apes

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of anthropopithecus

New Latin, from anthrop- + -pithecus


Anthropopithecus

An·thro·po·pi·the·cus \ ˌan(t)thrəˌpōpə̇ˈthēkəs , ˌaan- , -ˈpithikəs \

Definition of Anthropopithecus

  • taxonomic synonym of pan

Origin and Etymology of anthropopithecus

New Latin, from anthrop- + -pithecus


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anthropopithecus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

confident and optimistic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!