sinanthropus

noun sin·an·thro·pus \sə̇ˈnan(t)thrəpəs, ˌsiˌnanˈthrōpəs\

Definition of sinanthropus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of fossil primitive men that includes the Peking man and is often considered generically inseparable on the one hand from Pithecanthropus and on the other from Homo

  2. 2 plural -es :  peking man

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Origin and Etymology of sinanthropus

New Latin, from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese + New Latin -anthropus — more at sinologue


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