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noun hom·i·nin \ˈhä-mə-nən, -ˌnin\

Definition of hominin

  1. :  any of a taxonomic tribe (Hominini) of hominids that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms

Origin and Etymology of hominin

New Latin Hominini, from Homin-, Homo + -ini, tribe suffix, from Latin -inus 1-ine

First Known Use: 1989

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