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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]
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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|Noun||1.||hominoid - a primate of the superfamily Hominoidea|
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
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