dryopithecine
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek drys tree + pithēkos ape Date: 1939 any of a subfamily (Dryopithecinae) of Miocene and Pliocene Old World anthropoid apes sometimes regarded as ancestors of both humans and modern anthropoids • dryopithecine adjective

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  • dryopithecine — [drī΄ō pith′ə sēn΄, drī΄ō pith′əsīn΄, drī΄ō pith′əsin] adj. [< ModL Dryopithecinae, name of the subfamily < Dryopithecus, type genus < Gr drys, TREE + ModL pithecus, ape (see PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS) + inae, suffix for members of a… …   English World dictionary

  • dryopithecine — /druy oh pith euh seen , suyn , peuh thee sin, suyn/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) an extinct ape of the genus Dryopithecus, known from Old World Miocene fossils. adj. 2. of or pertaining to this ape. [1945 50; DRYOPITHEC(US) + INE1] * * * Any member… …   Universalium

  • dryopithecine — adjective Of, or relating to, the primate genus Dryopithecus, considered to be relatives of both humans and apes …   Wiktionary

  • dryopithecine — dry·o·pith·e·cine …   English syllables

  • dryopithecine — noun considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and humans • Hypernyms: ↑hominid • Hyponyms: ↑rudapithecus, ↑Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus • Member Holonyms: ↑Dryopithecus, ↑genus Dryopithecus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry|o|pith|e|cine — «DRY oh PIHTH uh seen, syn», adjective, noun. –adj. of, related to, or resembling Dryopithecus: »... the transition from the dryopithecine apes of the Miocene Pliocene epoch (25 million to two million years ago) to the first true hominids… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proconsul nyanzae — Temporal range: Miocene Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class …   Wikipedia

  • Ouranopithecus macedoniensis — Taxobox name = Ouranopithecus macedoniensis fossil range = Miocene image width = 250px image caption = Ouranopithecus macedoniensis skull, Muséum national d histoire naturelle, Paris regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Graecopithecus macedoniensis — Ouranopithèque Ouranopithèque …   Wikipédia en Français

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