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hom·i·nid

 (hŏm′ə-nĭd)
n.
Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, which includes orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and modern humans, and their extinct relatives. The family formerly included only Homo sapiens, extinct species of Homo, and the extinct genus Australopithecus.

[From New Latin Hominidae, family name, from Latin homō, homin-, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

hom′i·nid adj.

hominid

(ˈhɒmɪnɪd)
n
(Animals) any primate of the family Hominidae, which includes modern man (Homo sapiens) and the extinct precursors of man
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Hominidae
[C19: via New Latin from Latin homo man + -id2]

hom•i•nid

(ˈhɒm ə nɪd)

n.
any of the modern or extinct bipedal primates of the family Hominidae, including all species of the genera Homo and Australopithecus.
[1885–90; < New Latin Hominidae=Homin-, s. of Homo Homo + -idae -id2]

hom·i·nid

(hŏm′ə-nĭd)
A member of the family of primates whose only living members are modern humans. All earlier hominids, such as australopithecines and members of the species Homo erectus, are now extinct.

hominid

any of the two-legged primates, extinct or living, including man. — hominid, adj.
See also: Mankind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hominid - a primate of the family Hominidaehominid - a primate of the family Hominidae  
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
genus Pithecanthropus, Pithecanthropus, Pithecanthropus erectus - former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus
genus Sinanthropus, Sinanthropus - genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned
genus Javanthropus, Javanthropus - former genus of primitive man; now Homo soloensis: comprises Solo man
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
Sivapithecus - fossil primates found in India
dryopithecine - considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and humans
Adj.1.hominid - characterizing the family Hominidae, which includes Homo sapiens as well as extinct species of manlike creatures
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
Translations

hominid

[ˈhɒmɪnɪd] Nhomínido m

hominid

[ˈhɒmɪnɪd] nominide m
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