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Definition of the noun missing link

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  1. hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings


"Missing Link" is a 1988 film written and directed by Carol and David Hughes. The movie is set in Africa roughly one million years ago, at a time when one species of "man-apes" was being displaced by the ancestors of modern humans. The film follows the last of the man-apes as he wanders through the wilderness after his tribe is slaughtered by the aggressive humans who have invented the ax and have learned to make use of fire. He journeys through a savanna, an oasis, a desert, and eventually the shores of a beach. Along the way, he avoids the humans that killed his family and witnesses many fantastic sights of wildlife. After experiencing a hallucination brought on by ingesting a hallucinogenic plant, he realizes the stone ax that he has been carrying after finding it at the site where his tribe was killed is a weapon. When he comes across a human footprint at the ocean shore, he sniffs it and then starts hitting it, wanting revenge against the humans. But he then relents and tosses the ax into the ocean. The closing scene has him sitting mournfully on the beach as the sun sets. The closing text states that the "man-apes" were likely the first species humanity pushed into extinction.


"Missing Link" is a book by Warren Murphy & Murphy.

  • also known as "Missing Link (Destroyer No 39)"
  • character: Remo Williams


Missing Link is the name of four fictional characters in Marvel Comics.


  1. "Missing Link" is a musical album of Penicillin.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Missing Link" is a composition, cataloged instance.


Missing Link is a musical group.

  • albums: "Nevergreen", "Ahead"


Missing Link is a record label.


  1. Missing Link is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1981 by Steven P. Hanson and Jeffrey D. Breslow.
  2. Missing Link was a retrospective sports program that aired on the American network ESPN Classic. It debuted on March 7, 2007 and aired every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Eastern time and was hosted by the host of ESPN Radio's The Herd, Colin Cowherd.
    • begun on and completed on (7 years ago)
    • 13 episodes of 30 minutes each
    • country: United States of America
    • genres: Documentary film, Sports
  3. Missing Link was a German pop group hailing from Mönchengladbach, that was active in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Google previewArguing for Evolution: An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science (2011)

An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science by Sehoya H. Cotner, Randy Moore

The term “missing link” was used during Charles Darwin's era to denote hypothetical organisms that linked different groups, and especially humans with anthropoid apes. For example, in 1866, when Prussian biologist Ernst Haeckel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)

From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams

MISSING LINK days of the Apollo program, the mathematics required to compute the motion of Earth relative to the Moon required a more sophisticated timekeeping system. Originally, the system used for keeping time had been the ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Bodymind link, Hypertext link, Missing link, Oncolink, Physician officetolaboratory link. linkage. analysis. Genetics A genehunting technique that traces patterns of heredity in large, highrisk ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

THE MONKEYS AND THE **MISSING LINK*.* As you pursue the fascinating study of science and get into the subject of evolution, you will hear a great deal about “missing links,” and particularly about the link that is supposed to connect man ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved (2012)

by Colin Wilson

Glozel hadalso been hailed as a kindof missing link –inthis case,the missing link between Old Stone Age huntersand Neolithic farmers – agap archaeologists referred toas “the ancient hiatus”. Old Stone Age hunterswere supposed to have ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Mythology (2017)

Third Edition, 2011 by William Harwood

missing link Concept that arose as a consequence of a misinterpretation of evolutionary theory. Whereas humans and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor as different from either as they are different from each other, the belief was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolution (2009)

by Stanley A. Rice

A missing link might have feathers but have reptilian skeletal features such as tail vertebrae and teeth. Numerous fossils of feathered dinosaurs have been found, as well as primitive birds that had teeth (see birds, evolution of). The most ...

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

The missing link — a creature between a man and a monkey, the discovery of which is necessary to the establishment of the theory of the descent of men from monkeys. P. The name is often applied to men who resemble monkeys.

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I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we. (Konrad Lorenz)
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