- A primate of a group that includes humans, their fossil ancestors, and the great apes.
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- Superfamily Hominoidea: families Hominidae and Pongidae
- A first look at the jaw shows that it's different from all other fossil hominoids and more similar to large, existing apes.
- The fossil record is replete with evidence supporting a plant-eating, basically frugivorous way of life for ancestral anthropoids, particularly hominoids.
- All extant hominoids with the exception of highland gorillas are strongly frugivorous.
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- Relating to hominoid primates; hominid or pongid.More example sentences
- At present, there seems little evidence to support a view of selection specifically for ethanol detection or its utilization over the course of hominoid evolution.
- Fruit-eating also characterized a number of now extinct hominoid lineages.
- Right from the very first poster, visitors are thrown back millions of years to Africa, the only continent to yield a relatively continuous record of hominoid evolution.
early 20th century: from Latin homo, homin- 'human being' + -oid.
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- The US English dictionary