sinanthropus

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

Definition of sinanthropus

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 plural -es : peking man

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History and Etymology for sinanthropus

New Latin, from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese + New Latin -anthropus

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“Sinanthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinanthropus. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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