hominization

noun
hom·i·ni·za·tion | \ˌhä-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of hominization 

: the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors

First Known Use of hominization

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hominization

Latin homin-, homo + English -ization

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hominin

hominism

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hominoid

hominy

hominy grits

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hominization

noun
hom·i·ni·za·tion
variants: or chiefly British hominisation \ˌhäm-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of hominization 

: the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors

Other Words from hominization

hominized or chiefly British hominised \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnīzd \ adjective

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