Definition of Aegyptopithecus in English:

Aegyptopithecus

noun

Palaeontology
  • An extinct ape-like primate, Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, known from early Oligocene fossil remains found in the Fayum Depression of Egypt, and dated to about 33 million years ago.

Origin

1960s. From scientific Latin Aegyptopithecus, genus name from classical Latin Aegyptus, the name of Egypt + -o- + -pithecus.

Pronunciation:

Aegyptopithecus

/ɪˌdʒɪptə(ʊ)ˈpɪθɪkəs/