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

  • noun A hypothetical primate that is postulated to be the common ancestor from which both humans and nonhuman apes evolved. Not in scientific use.
  • noun Something lacking that is needed to complete a series.

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  • noun colloquial A hypothetical primate once thought necessary to explain a perceived evolutionary gap between apes and humans.
  • noun figuratively Any sought-after or valuable intermediary figure or position.

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

  • noun hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings


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