[ hom-uh-noid ]
/ ˈhɒm əˌnɔɪd /


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

1925–30; < Latin homin- (stem of homō) man (see Homo) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for hominoid

/ (ˈhɒmɪˌnɔɪd) /


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

Word Origin for hominoid

C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid
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Scientific definitions for hominoid

[ hŏmə-noid′ ]

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