Definition of Afropithecus in US English:

Afropithecus

noun

  • A large extinct ape, Afropithecus turkanensis, known from mid Miocene fossil remains found in northern Kenya, and dated to between 16 and 18 million years ago.

Origin

1980s. From scientific Latin Afropithecus, genus name, apparently from English Afro- + scientific Latin -pithecus (fossil) ape.

Pronunciation

Afropithecus

/ˌafrə(ʊ)ˈpɪθɪkəs/