Adjective "hominine" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈhɒmɪnʌɪn//ˈhɒmɪniːn/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of hominines; belonging to the subfamily Homininae.

    noun

    A primate of the subfamily Homininae, which originally comprised the large-brained hominids (in contrast to the small-brained ones of the subfamily Australopithecinae).

      Definitions

      1. resembling or characteristic of humans.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "clades can be hominine."

      "synapomorphies can be hominine."

      "states can be hominine."

      "points can be hominine."

      "jaws can be hominine."

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      Origin

      Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin homin-, homō homo + -ine, after canine, feline, asinine, etc. In later use after scientific Latin Homininae, subfamily name; with use as noun compare French Homininé, German Hominin; compare hominid, hominid, hominoid, hominoid.