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australopithecine

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An australopith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun taxonomy, archaeology, anthropology, paleonotology Any of several extinct hominid primates, of the genus Australopithecus, from the Pleistocene period.
  • adjective taxonomy, archaeology, anthropology, paleonotology Of or pertaining to these creatures

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

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

Etymologies

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

From New Latin Austrālopithēcus, genus name : Latin austrālis, southern; see austral1 + pithēcus, ape (from Greek pithēkos).

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From New Latin Australopithecus +‎ -ine.

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