noun plural

Ho·​min·​i·​dae hō-ˈmin-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Hominidae (audio)
: a family of bipedal mammals of the order Primates comprising recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms and the gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, and orangutan

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“Hominidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hominidae. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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