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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
1835-1845
1835-45; pre- + human
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  • Unexpected fossil finds keep showing us an ever-expanding variety of human and prehuman species.
  • Probably they had relationships with the prehuman apes from which humans evolved.

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