Definition of Sinanthropus in English:

Sinanthropus

Line breaks: Sin|an¦thro¦pus
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnanθrəpəs
 
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noun

A former genus name applied to some fossil hominids found in China in 1926. See Peking man.
More example sentences
  • Why, he is the most irresponsible simian since Sinanthropus!
  • There is no reason to believe that Boule and Vallois were comparing Sinanthropus to a monkey, rather than an ape.
  • Peking Man was originally called Sinanthropus pekinsis, but this name has been discarded and Peking man is considered Homo erectus.

Origin

modern Latin, from Sino- 'Chinese' (because remains were found near Beijing) + Greek anthrōpos 'man'.

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