Definition of pithecanthropine in English:

pithecanthropine

adjective

  • = pithecanthropic.

noun

  • A Pithecanthropus; any of various closely related hominids.

Origin

1920s. From Pithecanthropus + -ine. Compare earlier pithecanthropic, pithecanthropoid.

Pronunciation

pithecanthropine

/ˌpɪθɪˈkanθrəpʌɪn/