prehuman

[pree-hyoo-muhn or, often, -yoo-]
adjective
1.
preceding the appearance or existence of human beings: the prehuman ages.
2.
of or pertaining to a human prototype.
noun
3.
a prehuman animal.

Origin:
1835–45; pre- + human

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