Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hominoid

play
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

play
noun hom·i·noid \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of hominoid

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

hominoid adjective



Learn More about hominoid

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hominoid"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hominoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ