Definition of ramidus in English:

ramidus

noun

  • An early hominid known from fossil Pliocene remains found in Ethiopia.

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in Time. From scientific Latin ramidus, specific name of the hominid originally called Australopithecus ramidus from Afar ramid root (alluding to this species being a potential ‘root’ species for the hominid lineage) + scientific Latin -us, after classical Latin masculine nouns in -us.

Pronunciation

ramidus

/ˈramɪdəs/