[ hom-uh-noid ]
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  1. a member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea, including all modern apes and humans and a number of their extinct ancestors and relatives.

Origin of hominoid

First recorded in 1925–30; from Latin homin- (stem of homō ) “human being, man” + -oid; see origin at Homo,-oid

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British Dictionary definitions for hominoid


/ (ˈhɒmɪˌnɔɪd) /

  1. of or like man; manlike

  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Hominoidea, which includes the anthropoid apes and man

  1. a hominoid animal

Origin of hominoid

C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid

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Scientific definitions for hominoid


[ hŏmə-noid′ ]

  1. A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.

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