hominization


hom·i·ni·za·tion

noun \ˌhä-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of HOMINIZATION

:  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

hom·i·ni·za·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMINIZATION

: the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors
hom·i·nized or chiefly British hom·i·nised \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnīzd\ adjective

Variants of HOMINIZATION

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

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