hominization

[ hom-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌhɒm ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the evolution of the human traits that set the genus Homo apart from its primate ancestors.

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Origin of hominization

1950–55; < Latin homin- (stem of homō man (see Homo) + -ization
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