hominine

noun
hom·​i·​nine | \ˈhäm-ə-ˌnīn \

Medical Definition of hominine 

: 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)

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