hominian

hominid

[hom-uh-nid]
noun Anthropology.
any of the modern or extinct bipedal primates of the family Hominidae, including all species of the genera Homo and Australopithecus.
Also, homonid, hominian [hoh-min-ee-uhn] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Hominidae, equivalent to Latin homin- (stem of homō) man (see Homo) + -idae -id2

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

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hominid
1889, "family of mammals represented by man," from Mod.L. Hominidæ the biological family name, coined 1825 from L. homo (gen. hominis) "man." Hominoid "man-like" is from 1927.
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hominid   (hŏm'ə-nĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, whose only living members are modern humans. Hominids are characterized by an upright gait, increased brain size and intelligence compared with other primates, a flattened face, and reduction in the size of the teeth and jaw. Besides the modern species Homo sapiens, hominids also include extinct species of Homo (such as H. erectus) and the extinct genus Australopithecus. In some classifications, the family Hominidae also includes the anthropoid apes.
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