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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)


   2. A genus consisting of an primate ({P. erectus}) apparently
      intermediate between man and the existing anthropoid apes,
      known from bones of a single individual found in Java
      (hence called {Java man}) in 1891-92. These bones include
      a thigh bone of the human type, two molar teeth
      intermediate between those of man and the anthropoids, and
      the calvaria of the skull, indicating a brain capacity of
      about 900 cubic centimeters, and resembling in form that
      of the Neanderthal man. Also [pl. {-thropi}], an animal of
      this genus. -- {Pith`e*can"thrope}, n. --
      {Pith`e*can"thro*poid}, a.