proanthropus

noun
pro·​an·​thro·​pus
variants: or proanthropos \ (ˈ)prō¦an(t)thrəpəs , ¦prōˌan¦thrōp-​ \
plural -es

Definition of proanthropus

: a hypothetical prehuman primate

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History and Etymology for proanthropus

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + -anthropus or Greek anthrōpos man

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“Proanthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proanthropus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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