noun hom·i·nid \ˈhä-mə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Definition of HOMINID

:  any of a family (Hominidae) of erect bipedal primate mammals that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms and in some recent classifications the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan
hominid adjective

Origin of HOMINID

New Latin Hominidae, from Homin-, Homo + -idae
First Known Use: circa 1889

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole
Medical Dictionary


noun hom·i·nid \ˈhäm-ə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Medical Definition of HOMINID

:  any bipedal primate mammal of the family Hominidae
hominid adjective


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