hominoid

[hom-uh-noid]
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noun
  1. 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

hominoid

adjective
  1. of or like man; manlike
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Hominoidea, which includes the anthropoid apes and man
noun
  1. a hominoid animal

Word Origin for hominoid

C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid
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Word Origin and History for hominoid
adj.

"man-like," 1927, from Latin homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) + -oid.

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hominoid in Science

hominoid

[hŏmə-noid′]
  1. A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
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