noun hom·i·noid \ˈhä-mə-ˌnid\

Definition of HOMINOID

:  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


noun hom·i·noid \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnid\

Medical Definition of HOMINOID

:  any member of the superfamily Hominoidea; also :  an animal that resembles humans
hominoid adjective


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