• Definition for "dryopithecine"
    • An extinct ape associated with the genus Dryopithecus,…
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dryopithecine definition

  • noun:
    • An extinct ape associated with the genus Dryopithecus, known from Old World fossil keeps associated with Miocene and Pliocene epochs and thought to be an ancestor of anthropoid apes and people.
    • considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and people
  • adjective:
    • Of or belonging to the genus Dryopithecus.
    • Of, or regarding, the primate genus Dryopithecus, regarded as family members of both humans and apes.
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