a gibbon, great ape, or human: in some systems of classification, any of a superfamily (Hominoidea) of such primates
Origin of hominoidfrom Modern Latin Hominoidea: see homo and -oid
of or like a human
- Of or belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which consists of the lesser apes and the great apes including humans.
- Resembling a human.
A member of the Hominoidea.
Origin of hominoidFrom New Latin Hominoīdea superfamily name Homō type genus ( from Latin homō homin- man ; see homo 1. ) -oīdea neuter pl. of -oīdēs resembling ( from Greek -oeidēs -oid )
- Any great ape (including humans and apes) belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea