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prehominid

noun pre·hom·i·nid \-ˈhä-mə-nəd\

Definition of PREHOMINID

:  any of various extinct primates resembling or ancestral to hominids
prehominid adjective

Origin of PREHOMINID

ultimately from Latin pre- + homin-, homo human being — more at homage
First Known Use: 1939

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