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noun, plural: hominids

(1) Any member of the family Hominidae of the order Primates.

(2) Any of the lineages of humans, including the closely-related species of humans and the early human predecessors such as Homo erectus, Homo habilis, Homo neanderthalensis, and Australopithecus species.


Of, pertaining to, or relating to the Hominidae, especially of the genus Homo and genus Australopithecus.


Word origin: Latin Hominidae, family name, from Latin homō, homin-, man

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