Sinanthropus [sahy-nan-thruh-puh s, si-, sahy-nan-throh-puh s, sin-an-] WORD ORIGIN noun the genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned.
Origin of Sinanthropus New Latin (1927), equivalent to Sin-+ Greek ánthrōpos man Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for sinanthropus sinanthropus noun a primitive apelike man of the genus Sinanthropus, now considered a subspecies of Homo erectusSee also , Word Origin for sinanthropus C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 sinanthropus in Science sinanthropus [sī-năn′thrə-pəs, sĭ-, sī′năn-thrō′pəs, sĭn′ăn-] An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in China in the late 1920s and originally designated Sinanthropus pekinensis in the belief that it represented a species evolutionarily preceding humans. Sinanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus. Also called Peking man See more at Homo erectus. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.