pithecanthrope

pith·e·can·thrope

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  • pithécanthrope — [ pitekɑ̃trɔp ] n. m. • 1895; lat. sc. pithecanthropus (erectus)→ anthropopithèque ♦ Anthrop. Mammifère primate fossile (Homo erectus), un des plus anciens représentants du genre homo. Les pithécanthropes ont vécu il y a plus de 500 000 ans. ♢… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pithécanthrope — Homo erectus Homo erectus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PITHÉCANTHROPE — n. m. T. de Paléontologie Grand singe fossile ressemblant à l’homme. Le pithécanthrope de Java …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Pithecanthrope — Pithecanthropus Pith e*can*thro pus (p[i^]th [ e]*k[a^]n*thr[=o] p[u^]s), prop. n. [NL.; Gr. pi qhkos ape + a nqrwpos man.] 1. A hypothetical genus of primates intermediate between man and the anthropoid apes. Haeckel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pithecanthrope — pithecanthropic /pith i keuhn throp ik/, pithecanthropine /pith i kan threuh puyn /, adj. pithecanthropid /pith i kan threuh pid, keuhn throh pid, throp id/, n., adj. /pith i kan throhp, pith i keuhn throhp /, n. (sometimes cap.) a member of the… …   Universalium

  • pithecanthrope — pith•e•can•thrope [[t]ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θroʊp, ˈpɪθ ɪ kənˌθroʊp[/t]] n. pan (sometimes cap.) a member of Pithecanthropus[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80; short for Pithecanthropus* pith e•can′thro•pine θrəˌpaɪn adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • pithecanthrope — /pɪθiˈkænθroʊp/ (say pithee kanthrohp) noun a member of the genus Pithecanthropus …   Australian English dictionary

  • pithecanthrope — n. any prehistoric apelike human of the extinct genus Pithecanthropus, now considered to be part of the genus Homo (see also JAVA MAN). Etymology: Gk pithekos ape + anthropos man * * * ˌpithə̇ˈkanˌthrōp, ˈpithə̇kən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homo Erectus — Homo erectus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Homo erectus — Homo erectus …   Wikipédia en Français

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