infrahuman

adjective
in·​fra·​hu·​man | \ ˌin-frə-ˈhyü-mən How to pronounce infrahuman (audio) , -(ˌ)frä-, -ˈyü- \

Definition of infrahuman

: less or lower than human infrahuman primates

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infrahuman noun

First Known Use of infrahuman

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infrahuman was in 1847

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“Infrahuman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infrahuman. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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infrahuman

adjective
in·​fra·​hu·​man | \ ˌin-frə-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü- How to pronounce infrahuman (audio) \

Medical Definition of infrahuman

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: less or lower than human especially : anthropoid sense 1 infrahuman primate populations

infrahuman

noun

Medical Definition of infrahuman (Entry 2 of 2)

: an animal and especially a primate that is not human

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