Pronunciation: (pu-ran'thru-pus, par"un-thrō'-), [key]
—pl. -pus•es for 1.
1. (sometimes cap.) a member of the former genus Paranthropus.
2. (cap., italics) a former genus of fossil hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Australopithecus robustus.
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