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Noun: Leakey  lee-kee
  1. English palaeontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    - Mary Leakey, Mary Douglas Leakey
     
  2. English palaeontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)
    - Louis Leakey, Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey
     
  3. English palaeontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
    - Richard Leakey, Richard Erskine Leakey

Sounds like: l

Type of: anthropologist, fossilist, palaeontologist [Brit, Cdn], paleontologist [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Leakey, Texas