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hominoid

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

hominoid
/ (ˈhɒmɪˌnɔɪd) /

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

Word Origin for hominoid

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

hominoid
[ hŏmə-noid′ ]

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