Definition of Plesianthropus in English:

Plesianthropus

noun

historical
  • An African fossil hominid of the former genus Plesianthropus, described from remains found in caves at Sterkfontein, near Johannesburg, South Africa, and now usually included in the species Australopithecus africanus.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Plesianthropus, genus name from plesio- + -anthropus.

Pronunciation

Plesianthropus

/ˌpliːzɪˈanθrəpəs/