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Meaning of australopithecine

aus•tra•lo•pith•e•cine

Pronunciation: (ô-strā"lō-pith'u-sēn", -sīn", -pu-thē'sin, -sīn", ô"stru-), [key]
— n.
  1. (sometimes cap.) a member of the extinct genus Australopithecus.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling the genus Australopithecus or its members.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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