Definition of Sinanthropus in English:


Syllabification: Si·nan·thro·pus
Pronunciation: /sinˈanTHrəpəs, sī-


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