Definition of hominid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒmɪnɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːmɪnɪd//
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a human, or a creature that lived in the past which humans developed from Word Origin late 19th cent.: from modern Latin Hominidae (plural), from Latin homo, homin- ‘man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hominid