- Anthropology. a member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea, including all modern great apes and humans and a number of their extinct ancestors and relatives.
Origin of hominoid
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- of or like man; manlike
- of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Hominoidea, which includes the anthropoid apes and man
- a hominoid animal
C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid
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Word Origin and History for hominoid
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- A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
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