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Meaning of Africanthropus*

Af•ri•can•thro•pus

Pronunciation: (af"ri-kan'thru-pus, -kan-thrō'pus), [key]
— n.
  1. a genus of hominids of eastern Africa, assumed from a number of now lost skull fragments to have been a form of archaic Homo: no longer in technical use.
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