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prehominid

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noun pre·hom·i·nid \-ˈhä-mə-nəd\

Definition of prehominid

  1. :  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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