hom·​i·​nine ˈhäm-ə-ˌnīn How to pronounce hominine (audio)
: any of a subfamily (Homininae) of the family Hominidae comprising large-brained hominids (as Homo sapiens and H. erectus) in contrast to the small-brained australopithecines (genus Australopithecus)
hominine adjective

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“Hominine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hominine. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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