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protohuman

[proh-toh-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-] /ˌproʊ toʊˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling extinct hominid populations that had some but not all the features of modern Homo sapiens.
noun
2.
a protohuman animal.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; proto- + human
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protohuman

/ˌprəʊtəʊˈhjuːmən/
noun
1.
any of various prehistoric primates that resembled modern man
adjective
2.
of or relating to any of these primates
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protohuman
  (prō'tō-hy'mən)   
Any of various extinct hominids or other extinct primates that were primitive predecessors or ancestors of humans.
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