a gibbon, great ape, or human: in some systems of classification, any of a superfamily (Hominoidea) of such primates
Origin of hominoid; from Modern Latin Hominoidea: see homo and amp; -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 Homino&imacron;dea, superfamily name : Hom&omacron;, type genus (from Latin hom&omacron;, homin-, man; see homo1) + -o&imacron;dea, neuter pl. of -o&imacron;d&emacron;s, resembling (from Greek -oeid&emacron;s, -oid).
- Any great ape (including humans and apes) belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea