paranthropus


paranthropus
/peuh ran"threuh peuhs, par'euhn throh"-/, n., pl. paranthropuses for 1.
1. (sometimes cap.) a member of the former genus Paranthropus.
2. (cap., italics) a former genus of fossil hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Australopithecus robustus.
[ < NL (1938) < Gk par- PAR- (in the sense "near") + ánthropos man]

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