noun Etymology: New Latin Hominoidea, from Homin-, Homo + -oidea, suffix of higher taxa, from Latin -oïdes 2-oid Date: 1949 any of a superfamily (Hominoidea) of primates including recent hominids, gibbons, and pongids together with extinct ancestral and related forms (as of the genera Proconsul and Dryopithecus) • hominoid adjective

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  • hominoid — “man like,” 1927, from L. homo (gen. hominis) man (see HOMUNCULUS (Cf. homunculus)) + OID (Cf. oid) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hominoid — [häm′ə noid΄] n. [< ModL Hominoidea: see HOMO1 & OID] a gibbon, great ape, or human: in some systems of classification, any of a superfamily (Hominoidea) of such primates adj. of or like a human …   English World dictionary

  • hominoid — hom·i·noid häm ə .nȯid n any member of the superfamily Hominoidea also an animal that resembles humans hominoid adj * * * hom·i·noid (homґĭ noid) 1. pertaining to the Hominoidea. 2. a member of the Hominoidea …   Medical dictionary

  • Hominoid — Menschenartige Gemeiner Schimpanse (Pan troglodytes) Systematik Unterklasse: Höhere Säugetiere (Eutheria) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hominoid — /hom euh noyd /, n. Anthropol. a member of the biological superfamily Hominoidea, including all modern great apes and humans and a number of their extinct ancestors and relatives. [1925 30; < L homin (s. of homo) man (see HOMO) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • hominoid — noun Any great ape (such as man) belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea …   Wiktionary

  • hominoid — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Resembling a human being: anthropoid, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphous, humanoid, manlike. See CULTURE …   English dictionary for students

  • hominoid — hom·i·noid || hÉ‘mɪnɔɪd / hÉ’m n. member of the superfamily Hominoidea, member of the family of primates which includes human beings and the great apes (Anthropology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hominoid — [ hɒmɪnɔɪd] noun Zoology a primate of a group (superfamily Hominoidea) that includes humans, their fossil ancestors, and the great apes …   English new terms dictionary

  • hominoid — hom·i·noid …   English syllables

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