palaeoanthropic

adjective
palaeo·​an·​throp·​ic | \ ¦pālēōˌan¦thräpik, ¦palē-, -pēk \
variants: or less commonly paleanthropic \ ¦pālē , ¦palē+ \ or paleoanthropic \ ¦pālēō , ¦palēō+ \

Definition of palaeoanthropic

1 : of or relating to hominids more primitive than those included in the species (Homo sapiens) that includes recent man — compare neanthropic
2 [New Latin Palaeoanthropus + English -ic] : of, relating to, or belonging to the genus Palaeoanthropus

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History and Etymology for palaeoanthropic

pale- + Greek anthrōpos human being + English -ic

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“Palaeoanthropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palaeoanthropic. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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