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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Origin and Etymology of palaeoanthropic

pale- + Greek anthrōpos human being + English -ic


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