WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Af•ri•can•thro•pus (af′ri kan′thrə pəs, -kan thrō′pəs),USA pronunciation n.
- 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