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Meaning of Australopithecus boisei*

Australopith'ecus boi•sei'

Pronunciation: (boi-sā'), [key]
  1. an extinct species of very rugged, large-toothed bipedal hominid, formerly known as Zinjanthropus boisei, that lived in eastern Africa one to two million years ago.
  2. a fossil belonging to this species. See illus. under
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