neanthropic

adjective
ne·​anthropic | \ ¦nē+ \
variants: or less commonly neoanthropic \ ¦nēō+ \

Definition of neanthropic

: of, resembling, or belonging to humans of the surviving species (Homo sapiens) as distinguished from primitive hominids (such as a Neanderthal) that are known only through fossil remains neanthropic man neanthropic characteristics — compare palaeoanthropic

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History and Etymology for neanthropic

ne- + anthrop- + -ic

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“Neanthropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neanthropic. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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