australopithecine definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of extinct humanlike primates of the genus Australopithecus, understood mainly from Pleistocene fossil continues to be found in southern and eastern Africa.
    • some of a few extinct hominid primates, of the genus Australopithecus, through the Pleistocene duration.
    • some of several extinct humanlike small-brained bipedal primates associated with genus Australopithecus; they existed from 1 to 4 million years back.
    • any of a few extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains associated with genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years back
  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or characteristic of these extinct humanlike primates.
    • Of or pertaining to these creatures
    • of or related to the genus Australopithecus.
    • of or belonging to the hominid genus Australopithecus

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