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prehuman

[pree-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-] /priˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu-/
adjective
1.
preceding the appearance or existence of human beings:
the prehuman ages.
2.
of or relating to a human prototype.
noun
3.
a prehuman animal.
Origin of prehuman
1835-1845
1835-45; pre- + human
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  • This prehuman stage has, none the less, a very great significance in the developmental history of man.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Some regarded the skull as that of a giant gibbon, others as prehuman, and still others as a transition form.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • So long as the organic hosts were in the prehuman stage the maintenance of the accord was easily and naturally attained.

    Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

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