Definition of Sinanthropus in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈnanθrəpəs/


A former genus name applied to some fossil hominids found in China in 1926. See Peking man.
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.


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

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