US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(af′ri kanthrə pəs, -kan thrōpəs)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Af•ri•can•thro•pus  (af′ri kanthrə pəs, -kan thrōpəs),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Anthropology, Physical Anthropologya genus of hominids of eastern Africa, assumed from a number of now lost skull fragments to have been a form of archaic Homo: no longer in technical use.
  • Neo-Latin (1939), equivalent. to Afric(a) Africa + Greek ánthrōpos man, human being


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