protohuman

adjective

pro·​to·​hu·​man ˌprō-tō-ˈhyü-mən How to pronounce protohuman (audio)
-ˈyü-
: of, relating to, or resembling an early hominid (such as an australopithecine)
protohuman noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of protohuman was circa 1909

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“Protohuman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protohuman. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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