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prehominid

[pree-hom-uh-nid] /priˈhɒm ə nɪd/
noun
1.
any of the extinct humanlike primates classified in the former family Prehominidae.
2.
any extinct form that is thought to be an ancestor of the hominids.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; pre- + hominid
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  • The prehominid would often cut short an artistic impulse in favor of a little nibble.
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prehominid

/priːˈhɒmɪnɪd/
noun
1.
any of various extinct manlike primates See australopithecine
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