Neanderthal Ne*an"der*thal`, prop. a. 1. (Anthropol.) Of, pertaining to, or named from, the Neanderthal, a valley in the Rhine Province, in which were found parts of a skeleton of an early type of man. The skull is characterized by extreme dolichocephaly, flat, retreating forehead, with closed frontal sutures, and enormous superciliary ridges. The cranial capacity is estimated at about 1,220 cubic centimeters, being about midway between that of the {Pithecanthropus} and modern man. Hence, pertaining to or designating the

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  • Neanderthal — ► NOUN 1) (also Neanderthal man) an extinct human living in ice age Europe between c.120,000 35,000 years ago. 2) informal an uncivilized or uncouth man. ORIGIN from Neanderthal, a region in Germany where remains of Neanderthal man were found …   English terms dictionary

  • Neanderthal — Ne*an der*thal , prop. n. 1. (Anthropol.) A neanderthal human being; a member of the race {Homo sapiens} neanderthalensis; as, neanderthals were shorter than modern humans. [PJC] 2. One resembling a neanderthal human; a troglodyte; a cave man.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neanderthal — V. «hombre de Neanderthal». * * * VER Neandertal …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Neanderthal — (adj.) 1861, in reference to a type of extinct hominid, from Ger. Neanderthal Neander Valley, name of a gorge near Düsseldorf where humanoid fossils were identified in 1856. The place name is from the Graecized form of Joachim Neumann (lit. new… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Neanderthal — [nē an′dərtäl΄nē an′dər thôl΄, nē an′dərtäl΄] adj. [Ger, lit., Neander valley (Ger thal, tal, valley, akin to DALE): after Joachim Neander (1650 80), Ger hymn writer] 1. designating, of, or from a valley in the Rhine Province, Germany 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • neanderthal — eanderthal adj. 1. uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neanderthal — Neanderthal, Thal bei Hochdahl im Kreise Elberfeld des Regierungsbezirks Düsseldorf (preußische Rheinprovinz); Marmorbrüche u. Schleifereien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Neanderthal — → Neandertal …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Neanderthal — For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). Neanderthal Temporal range: Middle to Late Pleistocene 0.6–0.03 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Neanderthal — Das Neandertal (51° 13′ 36″  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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