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hominid

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noun hom·i·nid \ˈhä-mə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Definition of hominid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of hominid

New Latin Hominidae, from Homin-, Homo + -idae


First Known Use: circa 1889

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hominid

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noun hom·i·nid \ˈhäm-ə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Medical Definition of hominid

  1. :  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 organgutan

hominid

adjective



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