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1. genus pithecanthropus, pithecanthropus, pithecanthropus erectus

former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus

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noun plural -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
any primitive apelike man of the former genus Pithecanthropus, now included in the genus Homo
Java man, Peking man

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An extinct hominin known from fossil remains discovered in Java in 1891 and originally designated Pithecanthropus erectus because it was thought to represent a species evolutionarily intermediate between humans and nonhuman apes. Pithecanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus. It is sometimes referred to as Java man.

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