Meaning of Dryopithecus*
Pronunciation: (drī"ō-pith'i-kus, -pu-thē'-), [key]
- an extinct genus of generalized hominoids that lived in Europe and Africa during the Miocene Epoch and whose members are characterized by small molars and incisors.
- one of the four subgenera of this genus, limited to Europe. Cf. dryomorph, Proconsul.