Etymology
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hominid (n.)

"one of the family of mammals represented by man," 1889, from Modern Latin Hominidæ the biological family name (1825), from Latin homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) + -id. As an adjective from 1915. Related: Hominine (adj.).

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Definitions of hominid
1
hominid (n.)
a primate of the family Hominidae;
2
hominid (adj.)
characterizing the family Hominidae, which includes Homo sapiens as well as extinct species of manlike creatures;
Synonyms: hominian
From wordnet.princeton.edu