pithecanthrope (s) (noun)
, pithecanthropes (pl)
A primitive apelike man of extinct primates: The term pithecanthrope is a name for a hypothetical link between apes and men.
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1. A reference to or showing an affinity with "Pithecanthropus erectus" or former primitive apelike men who are now identified as Homo erectus or "upright man" which was an extinct species of hominid that lived throughout most of the Pleistocene geological epoch.
2. Etymology: from modern Latin which came from Greek pithekos, "ape" + anthropos, "man".
Pithecanthropidae (pl) (noun)
A formerly recognized family containing the genus Pithecanthropus.
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Relating to or descriptive of the genus of several hominids which includes humans and their fossil ancestors, all of whom are now generally classified as "Homo erectus".
Pithecanthropus (s) (noun)
, Pithecanthropi (pl)
1. A former genus or grouping of extinct or non living hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Homo erectus.
2. A hypothetical family of primates that existed between mankind and primate apes.
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A reference to false explanations about the relationships of humans with their biological, cultural, geographical, and historical conditions with each other.
pseudoanthropology (s) (noun)
False interpretations and/or presentations of the interrelations of biological, cultural, geographical, and historical aspects of humankind.
psilanthropism (s) (noun)
, psilanthropisms (pl)
An approach or belief in Christology which says that Jesus was human and the literal son of human parents.
psilanthropist (s) (noun)
, psilanthropists (pl)
Someone who believes that Jesus was not divine but merely a man: Psilanthropists generally deny both the virgin birth of Jesus and his deity or holiness.
psilanthropy (s) (noun)
, psilanthropies (pl)
The belief that Jesus Christ was not divine but merely a man, although divinely inspired.
serological anthropology (s) (noun)
, serological anthropologies (pl)
The study of the variability of blood serum constituents among human groups; a subdivision of hematological anthropology.
Sinanthropus (s) (noun)
, Sinanthropi (pl)
An obsolete name for a variety of Homo erectus found at Zhoukoudian cave (Choukoutien), southwest of Beijing (Peking): The braincase of the Sinanthropus
was thick, with a massive basal and occipital torus structure and heavy brow ridges.
The remains of over 40 fossil humans were found in the cave and these Chou-k'ou-tien fossils are dated to the Middle Pleistocene, about 900,000-130,000 years ago.
Peking man postdates Java man and is considered more advanced in having a larger cranial capacity, a forehead, and nonoverlapping canines or teeth.
social anthropology (s) (noun)
,social anthropologies (pl)
The study of human groups characteristics that are acquired amd transmitted by learning; such as, social organizations, kinship systems, social rules, tribal organizations, community structures, classes, castes, technologies, languages, customs, traditions, religions, art, etc.: Social anthropologyconcentrates on the analysis and explanations of the whole range of relations with people as parts of a system of community organizations or structures.
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Relating to the living environments that were formed or modified by mankind.
synanthropy (s) (noun)
, synanthropies (pl)
Living in habitats made or altered by humans.
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