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hominoid

[hom-uh-noid] /ˈhɒm əˌnɔɪd/
noun
1.
Anthropology. a member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea, including all modern great apes and humans and a number of their extinct ancestors and relatives.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Latin homin- (stem of homō) man (see Homo) + -oid
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Examples from the web for hominoid
  • Thousands of people claim to have seen the hairy hominoid, but the evidence of its existence is fuzzy.
  • The history of hominoid taxonomy is somewhat confusing and complex.
  • As discussed above, hominoid taxonomy has undergone several changes.
British Dictionary definitions for hominoid

hominoid

/ˈhɒmɪˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or like man; manlike
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Hominoidea, which includes the anthropoid apes and man
noun
3.
a hominoid animal
Word Origin
C20: from Latin homin-, homo man + -oid
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Word Origin and History for hominoid
adj.

"man-like," 1927, from Latin homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) + -oid.

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hominoid in Science
hominoid
  (hŏm'ə-noid')   
A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
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