[pith-i-kan-throhp, pith-i-kuh n-throhp] /ˌpɪθ ɪˈkæn θroʊp, ˈpɪθ ɪ kənˌθroʊp/

(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Pithecanthropus.


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