Definition of gracile in English:
1(Of a hominid species) of slender build.
- But today, there are eight putative species of early gracile hominid - and a number of the most recent and most ancient have characteristics that might force a re-interpretation of our earliest ancestry.
- This was also the age of ‘Lucy,’ Australopithecus afarensis, and the radiation of robust and gracile hominids which produced the genus Homo.
- Some are stocky, others are slender and gracile in body shape.
Early 17th century: from Latin gracilis 'slender'.
Definition of gracile in:
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