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ape +‎ man

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apeman (plural apemen)

  1. A prehistoric man resembling an ape, especially one held to be a precursor to modern humans; a non-human australopithecine.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Only above the eyebrows, where the sloping forehead and low, curved skull of the ape-man were in sharp contrast to the broad brow and magnificent cranium of the European, could one see any marked difference.

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