pithecanthropoid

/pith'i kan"threuh poyd', -keuhn throh"poyd/, adj.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the former genus Pithecanthropus or one of its members.
[1885-90; PITHECANTHROP(US) + -OID]

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  • pithecanthropoid — I. |kan(t)thrəˌpȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin pithecanthropus + English oid : of, relating to, or resembling the pithecanthropi II. noun ( s) : a pithecanthropoid mammal or fossil * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pithecanthropoid — Pithecanthropus Pith e*can*thro pus (p[i^]th [ e]*k[a^]n*thr[=o] p[u^]s), prop. n. [NL.; Gr. pi qhkos ape + a nqrwpos man.] 1. A hypothetical genus of primates intermediate between man and the anthropoid apes. Haeckel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pithecanthropoid — pith·e·can·thro·poid …   English syllables

  • pith|e|can|throp|ic — «PIHTH uh kan THROP ihk», adjective. 1. = pithecanthropine. (Cf. ↑pithecanthropine) 2. = pithecanthropoid. (Cf. ↑pithecanthropoid) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pithecanthropine — [pith΄i kan′thrōpoid΄, pith΄ə kan′thrəpoid΄pith΄i kan′thrə pīn΄, pith΄i kan′thrəpin] adj. 〚see PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS & INE1〛 of, belonging to, or resembling a former genus (Pithecanthropus, now classified as …   Universalium

  • pithecanthropine — [pith΄i kan′thrōpoid΄, pith΄ə kan′thrəpoid΄pith΄i kan′thrə pīn΄, pith΄i kan′thrəpin] adj. [see PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS & INE1] of, belonging to, or resembling a former genus (Pithecanthropus, now classified as Homo erectus) of extinct early… …   English World dictionary

  • pith|e|can|thro|poid — «PIHTH uh KAN thruh poyd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. resembling a Pithecanthropus. 2. related to a Pithecanthropus. –n. a pithecanthropoid animal …   Useful english dictionary

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