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hominoid

Saltos de línea: hom¦in|oid
Pronunciación: /ˈhɒmɪnɔɪd
 
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Zoology

Definición de hominoid en inglés:

sustantivo

A primate of a group that includes humans, their fossil ancestors, and the great apes.
  • Superfamily Hominoidea: families Hominidae and Pongidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

adjetivo

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Relating to hominoid primates; hominid or pongid.
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.

Origen

early 20th century: from Latin homo, homin- 'human being' + -oid.

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