prehominid

noun
pre·​hom·​i·​nid | \ ˌprē-ˈhä-mə-nəd How to pronounce prehominid (audio) \

Definition of prehominid

: any of various extinct primates resembling or ancestral to hominids

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prehominid adjective

First Known Use of prehominid

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prehominid

ultimately from Latin pre- + homin-, homo human being — more at homage

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“Prehominid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prehominid. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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