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prehuman

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adjective pre·hu·man \(ˈ)prē-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Definition of prehuman

  1. 1 :  antedating the appearance of human beings

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being an extinct primate and especially an extinct hominid that resembles or is ancestral to humans

1844

First Known Use of prehuman

1844


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prehuman

noun pre·hu·man

Definition of prehuman

  1. :  an extinct primate and especially an extinct hominid that resembles or is ancestral to humans

1922

First Known Use of prehuman

1922


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