Pithecanthropus


Pithecanthropus
/pith'i kan"threuh peuhs, -keuhn throh"peuhs/, n.
a former genus of extinct hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Homo erectus.
[ < NL (1891) < Gk píthek(os) ape + ánthropos man]

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      former genus name assigned to fossil hominids including Java man (q.v.) and Peking man (q.v.), both now classified as Homo erectus.

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  • Pithecanthropus — Pith e*can*thro pus (p[i^]th [ e]*k[a^]n*thr[=o] p[u^]s), prop. n. [NL.; Gr. pi qhkos ape + a nqrwpos man.] 1. A hypothetical genus of primates intermediate between man and the anthropoid apes. Haeckel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A genus consisting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pithecanthropus — Haeck. (Affenmensch), eine hypothetische Übergangsform von den Anthropoiden (Menschenaffen) zu dem wahren Menschen, die aus den Anthropoiden durch vollständige Angewöhnung an den aufrechten Gang und die dementsprechend stärkere Differenzierung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pithecanthropus — Pithecanthropus, s. Anthropopithecus erectus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pithecanthropus — ⇒ Anthropogenese …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • pithecanthropus — (n.) genus of extinct primates, 1895, from Modern Latin, lit. monkey man, from Gk. pithekos ape + anthropos man (see ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo )). Coined 1868 by Haeckel as a name for a hypothetical link between apes and men (attested in English in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pithecanthropus — Die Funde von Eugène Dubois: Schädeldach, Molar und Femur Als Java Mensch werden Fossilien bezeichnet, die erstmals am Ufer des Solo Flusses (auch: Bengawan Solo) bei Trinil in Ost Java entdeckt wurden und der Gattung Homo zug …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pithecanthropus — noun former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus • Syn: ↑Pithecanthropus erectus, ↑genus Pithecanthropus • Hypernyms: ↑hominid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pithecanthropus —   n. one of former genus of ape like men, now included in Homo.    ♦ Pithecanthropus    ♦ erectus, such creature whose remains were discovered in Java: now called Java man …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Pithecanthropus — Pithecạnthropus   [zu griechisch píthekos »Affe« und ánthrōpos »Mensch«] der, /...pi, Anthropologie: Homo erectus.   * * * Pi|the|cạn|thro|pus (Fachspr.): ↑Pithekanthropus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pithecanthropus — pith·e·can·thro·pus || ‚pɪθɪkæn θrəʊpÉ™s n. prehistoric man, early man from the species Homo erectus …   English contemporary dictionary


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