Meaning of Pithecanthropus*

Pith•e•can•thro•pus

Pronunciation: (pith"i-kan'thru-pus, -kun-thrō'pus), [key]
— n.
  1. a former genus of extinct hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Homo erectus.
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