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hominoid

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noun hom·i·noid \ˈhä-mə-ˌnȯid\

Definition of hominoid

  1. :  any of a superfamily (Hominoidea) of primates including recent hominids, gibbons, and pongids together with extinct ancestral and related forms (as of the genera Proconsul and Dryopithecus)

hominoid adjective


Origin of hominoid

New Latin Hominoidea, from Homin-, Homo + -oidea, suffix of higher taxa, from Latin -oïdes 2-oid


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

hominoid

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noun hom·i·noid \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of hominoid

  1. :  any member of the superfamily Hominoidea; also :  an animal that resembles humans

  2. hominoid adjective




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