zinjanthropus

noun

zinj·​an·​thro·​pus
zinˈjan(t)thrəpəs
1
capitalized : a genus of fossil hominids based on a skull found in eastern Africa, characterized by very low brow and large molars, and tentatively assigned to the Lower Pleistocene
2
plural zinjanthropi
-rəˌpī
or zinjanthropuses : an individual or fossil of the genus Zinjanthropus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Arabic Zīnj eastern Africa + New Latin -anthropus

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“Zinjanthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinjanthropus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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