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australopithecine

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several extinct humanlike primates of the genus Australopithecus, known chiefly from Pleistocene fossil remains found in southern and eastern Africa.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of these extinct humanlike primates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several extinct hominid primates, of the genus Australopithecus, from the Pleistocene period.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to these creatures

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several extinct humanlike small-brained bipedal primates of the genus Australopithecus; they existed from 1 to 4 million years ago.
  • adj. of or pertaining to the genus Australopithecus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or belonging to the hominid genus Australopithecus
  • n. any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago

Etymologies

From New Latin Austrālopithēcus, genus name : Latin austrālis, southern; see austral1 + pithēcus, ape (from Greek pithēkos).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Australopithecus +‎ -ine. (Wiktionary)

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