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

Other Words from prehominid

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prehominid. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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