Hominid meaning

hŏm'ə-nĭd
Any of a family (Hominidae) of two-legged primates including all forms of humans, extinct and living.
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Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, whose only living members are modern humans. Hominids are characterized by an upright gait, increased brain size and intelligence compared with other primates, a flattened face, and reduction in the size of the teeth and jaw. Besides the modern species Homo sapiens, hominids also include extinct species of Homo (such as H. erectus ) and the extinct genus Australopithecus. In some classifications, the family Hominidae also includes the anthropoid apes.
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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.
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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.
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Any primate of the family Hominidae. All the great apes (Humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans).
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Of the Hominidae.
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Origin of hominid

  • From New Latin Hominidae family name from Latin homō homin- man dhghem- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition