pithecanthropine

pithecanthropine [pith΄i kan′thrōpoid΄, pith΄ə kan′thrəpoid΄pith΄i kan′thrə pīn΄, pith΄i kan′thrəpin]
adj.
of, belonging to, or resembling a former genus (Pithecanthropus, now classified as Homo erectus) of extinct early humans, who lived in Java, China, Europe, and Africa: also pithecanthropoid [pith΄i kan′thrōpoid΄, pith΄ə kan′thrəpoid΄]
n.
a pithecanthropine human

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See pithecanthropic.

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