Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

prehominid

[pree-hom-uh-nid]
See more synonyms for prehominid on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. any of the extinct humanlike primates classified in the former family Prehominidae.
  2. any extinct form that is thought to be an ancestor of the hominids.
Show More

Origin of prehominid

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + hominid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for prehominid

prehominid

noun
  1. any of various extinct manlike primatesSee australopithecine
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012