from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extinct primate postulated from bones found in Tanzania in 1959 and originally designated Zinjanthropus boisei by Louis S.B. Leakey. It was later shown to be an australopithecine and renamed Australopithecus boisei.
New Latin Zinjanthrōpus, former genus name : Arabic zinj, zanj, an African (probably from shortening of zanjabār, Zanzibar) + Greek anthrōpos, man.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)