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Definition of Australopithecus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Australopithecus

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɔˌstreɪloʊˈpɪθɪkəs//
 
, NAmE//ˌɔstrəloʊ‑//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a creature similar to humans and apes that existed over one million years ago in Africa
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Australopithecus