hominization

noun
hom·​i·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌhä-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce hominization (audio) \

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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“Hominization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hominization. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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hominization

noun
hom·​i·​ni·​za·​tion
variants: or chiefly British hominisation \ ˌhäm-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hominization (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hominization (audio) \ adjective

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