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

Origin and Etymology of hominization

Latin homin-, homo + English -ization


Medical Dictionary

hominization

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

medical Definition of hominization

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

hominized

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

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