Hominin meaning

hŏmĭ-nĭn
Any of various primates of the tribe Hominini, including Australopithecus, other Pliocene and Pleistocene human relatives, and Homo sapiens, the only extant species. The hominins were formerly referred to as hominids.
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Any of various primates of the tribe Hominini, including Australopithecus, other Pliocene and Pleistocene human relatives, and Homo sapiens, the only extant species. The hominins were formerly referred to as hominids.
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Origin of hominin

  • From New Latin Hominīnī tribe name Latin homō, homin- human being, man dhghem- in Indo-European roots New Latin -īnī suff. forming tribe names (from Latin īnī) (pl. of īnus n. suff. –ine)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition