prehominid

[ pree-hom-uh-nid ]
/ priˈhɒm ə nɪd /

noun

any of the extinct humanlike primates classified in the former family Prehominidae.
any extinct form that is thought to be an ancestor of the hominids.

Nearby words

  1. prehensile,
  2. prehension,
  3. prehistoric,
  4. prehistory,
  5. prehnite,
  6. prehormone,
  7. prehuman,
  8. preictal,
  9. preignition,
  10. preincarnation

Origin of prehominid

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + hominid

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British Dictionary definitions for prehominid

prehominid

/ (priːˈhɒmɪnɪd) /

noun

any of various extinct manlike primatesSee australopithecine
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