australopithecine australopithecine  /ɔ ˌstreɪ loʊ ˈpɪ θə ˌsaɪn/


  1. (n) any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
  2. (adj) of or belonging to the hominid genus Australopithecus

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  1. It has the structure of a late australopithecine: wide palate, huge rear molars, enormous cheekbones and a pronounced crest of bone running along the top of the skull.
  2. They know about Lucy, the upright-walking proto-human australopithecine that strode the continent some 3.
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