Homo erectus

Definitions of Homo erectus
  1. noun
    extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
    Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus”
    see moresee less
    types:
    Java man, Trinil man
    fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
    Peking man
    fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
    type of:
    homo, human, human being, man
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week