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pithecanthropus

  

      n   pl   , -pi   any primitive apelike man of the former genus Pithecanthropus, now included in the genus Homo  
   See       Java man       Peking man  
     (C19: New Latin, from Greek pithekos ape + anthropos man)  
  pithecanthropine, pithecanthropoid      adj  
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