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hominization

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noun hom·i·ni·za·tion \ˌhä-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of hominization

  1. :  the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors



Origin of hominization

Latin homin-, homo + English -ization


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

hominization

noun hom·i·ni·za·tion

Medical Definition of hominization

  1. :  the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors

  2. hom·i·nized or chiefly British hom·i·nised \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnīzd\play adjective



Variants of hominization

or chiefly British hom·i·ni·sa·tion \ˌhäm-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\play

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