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1. Of or belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which consists of the lesser apes and the great apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human.
A member of the Hominoidea.

[From New Latin Hominoīdea, superfamily name : Homō, type genus (from Latin homō, homin-, man; see homo1) + -oīdea, neuter pl. of -oīdēs, resembling (from Greek -oeidēs, -oid).]


1. of or like man; manlike
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Hominoidea, which includes the anthropoid apes and man
(Animals) a hominoid animal
[C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid]


(ˈhɒm əˌnɔɪd)

a member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea, including all modern great apes and humans and a number of their extinct ancestors and relatives.
[1925–30; < Latin homin-, s. of homō man + -oid; compare New Latin Hominoidea]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hominoid - a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
Hominoidea, superfamily Hominoidea - anthropoid apes and human beings
proconsul - an anthropoid ape of the genus Proconsul
Aegyptopithecus - extinct primate of about 38 million years ago; fossils found in Egypt
Algeripithecus minutus - tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid


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Sonntag [21] in his study described the third head of biceps brachii as a remnant of the long head of coracobrachialis, an ancestral hominoid condition, particularly in those cases where the third head arose from the insertional area of the coracobrachialis-which is same as the present study.
At some point in the Miocene epoch, between about 23 million and 5 million years ago, the various hominoid species emerged in all their diversity.
3) Furthermore, the mandible is one of the most preserved bones in hominid and hominoid fossil records, (6) making it relevant to anthropological studies.
1971): The late Cenozoic history of East Africa in relation to hominoid evolution.
Fusion at the lumbosacral junction, sacrum and coccyx distinguishes human sacra from other hominoid sacra.
Uric acid, hominoid evolution, and the pathogenesis of salt-sensitivity," Hypertension, vol.
Once the proposed system is failed to resolve the problem with the written procedure a hominoid approach is proposed to rectify the issues.
The pongid clade and the hominoid clade were thought to be descended, respectively, from the two extinct ape species Dryopithecus and Ramapithecus.
Molecular evolution of the urate oxidase-encoding gene in hominoid primates: nonsense mutations.
Which hominoid is named after the valley near Dusseldorf where the first skull was found in 1957?