Advertisement

Advertisement

hominin

[ hom-uh-nin ]

noun

, Anthropology, Zoology.
  1. any member of the group consisting of all modern and extinct humans and their immediate ancestors, specifically members of the tribe Hominini.


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of hominin1

First recorded in 1985–90; from New Latin Hominīnī, equivalent to Latin homin- (stem of homō ) “human being, man” + -īnī (plural of the adjective suffix -īnus indicating origin or affiliation); Homo ( def ), -ine 1( def ) )

Discover More

Compare Meanings

How does hominin compare to similar and commonly confused words? Explore the most common comparisons:

Discover More

Example Sentences

Ancient humans and their hominin ancestors really didn’t have much of a problem with cavities.

In the last few hundred thousand years, multiple species of hominins existed and interbred with each other.

You’d see all these different kinds of hominins coexisting on a landscape, eating slightly different things, moving in slightly different ways.

These hominins were living in environments that had fewer and fewer trees.

To me, the greatest revelation of your research is we didn’t evolve from hominins that walked on all fours.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


hominidshominine