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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).]
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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]
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(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]
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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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A complete mitochondrial DNA molecule of the white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar, and comparison among individual mitochondrial genes of all hominoid genera.
In 1983 Gerhard began field work in the Neogene of the Mongolian part of China and evaluated the discovered micromammals together with Qiu Zhuding and Volker Fahlbusch, whereas he described new murids and eulipotyphlan insectivores together with Qiu Zhuding from the hominoid locality of Lufeng, late Miocene of China.
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.
Feng et al., "Uric acid, hominoid evolution, and the pathogenesis of salt-sensitivity," Hypertension, vol.
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.
Genomic DNA was isolated using a standard protocol from heparinized blood samples from the following species: (1) Hominoid: chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and gorilla (Gorilla gorilla); (2) Old world monkey: rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis), African green monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops), colobus (Procolobus badius), and langur (Trachypithecus cristatus); (3) New world monkey: marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), and night monkey (Aotus trivirgatus); (4) Strepsirrhini: ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
Caskey, "Two independent mutational events in the loss of urate oxidase during hominoid evolution," Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol.
(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.