hominin

noun hom·i·nin \ ˈhä-mə-nən , -ˌnin \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of hominin

: any of a taxonomic tribe (Hominini) of hominids that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms

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Origin and Etymology of hominin

New Latin Hominini, from Homin-, Homo + -ini, tribe suffix, from Latin -inus 1-ine


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