hominine

[ hom-uh-nahyn ]
/ ˈhɒm əˌnaɪn /

noun

Anthropology, Zoology. a member of the subfamily Homininae, which includes gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans and their extinct relatives.

adjective

resembling or characteristic of humans.

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Origin of hominine

First recorded in 1880–85; from Latin, equivalent to homin- (stem of homō ) “man, human being,” and the adjective suffix -īnus; see origin at Homo,-ine1
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