prehominid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin pre- + homin-, homo human being — more at homage Date: 1939 any of various extinct primates resembling or ancestral to hominids • prehominid adjective

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  • pre|hom|i|nid — «pree HOM uh nihd», adjective, noun. –adj. of or having to do with a group of extinct, manlike primates regarded as immediate ancestors of the hominids. –n. a prehominid animal: »Walking upright was initiated by prehominids (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

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