Sinanthropus


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Sin·an·thro·pus

 (sī-năn′thrə-pəs, sĭ-, sī′năn-thrō′pəs, sĭn′ăn-)
n.
A genus name formerly used for the fossil remains known as Peking man.

[New Latin Sīnanthrōpus, former genus name : Sino- + Greek anthrōpos, human being.]
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sinanthropus

(sɪnˈænθrəpəs)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a primitive apelike man of the genus Sinanthropus, now considered a subspecies of Homo erectus. See also Java man, Peking man
[C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man]
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Noun1.sinanthropus - genus to which Peking man was formerly assignedSinanthropus - genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
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