prehuman

[pree-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-]
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noun
  1. a prehuman animal.

Origin of prehuman

First recorded in 1835–45; pre- + human
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Related Words for prehuman

omission, prehuman, protohuman

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Historical Examples of prehuman

  • This prehuman stage has, none the less, a very great significance in the developmental history of man.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • Some regarded the skull as that of a giant gibbon, others as prehuman, and still others as a transition form.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • So long as the organic hosts were in the prehuman stage the maintenance of the accord was easily and naturally attained.

    Domesticated Animals

    Nathaniel Southgate Shaler