Dictionary

hominoid

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

hominoid

noun hom·i·noid \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMINOID

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hominyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hominizationAll Words Near: hominoid
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears