[ 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.
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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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Science definitions for hominoid
[ hŏm′ə-noid′ ]
A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
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