Sinanthropus[si nan′t̸hrə pəs, sī-]
Sinanthropus definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: ModL: see Sino- and amp; anthropo-
Sinanthropus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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See Peking man.
Origin: New Latin Sīnanthrōpus, former genus name : Sino- + Greek anthrōpos, human being.
sinanthropus - Science Definition
An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in China in the late 1920s and originally designated Sinanthropus pekinensis in the belief that it represented a species evolutionarily preceding humans. Sinanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus. Also called Peking man. See more at Homo erectus.