Dictionary

hominid

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

hominid

noun hom·i·nid \ˈhäm-ə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Medical Definition of HOMINID

:  any bipedal primate mammal of the family Hominidae
hominid adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: homininPrevious Word in the Dictionary: homing pigeonAll Words Near: hominid
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears