Anthropology. 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- (stem of homō) man (see Homo) + -oid

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

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hominoid   (hŏm'ə-noid')  Pronunciation Key 
A primate belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes apes and humans.
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Example sentences
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.
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