any of a family (Hominidae) of two-legged primates including all forms of humans, extinct and living
Origin of hominidfrom Modern Latin Hominidae from Classical Latin homo (gen. hominis): see homo and -idae
Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, which includes orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and modern humans, and their extinct relatives. The family formerly included only Homo sapiens, extinct species of Homo, and the extinct genus Australopithecus.
Origin of hominidFrom New Latin Hominidae family name from Latin homō homin- man ; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more hominid, superlative most hominid)
- Of the Hominidae