family Hominidae

noun
modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
Syn: ↑Hominidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal family
Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea
Member Meronyms:

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  • Hominidae — prop. n. The natural family of primates including modern man and the extinct immediate ancestors of man. Syn: family {Hominidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hominidae — ▪ anthropological family       in zoology, one of the two living families of the ape superfamily Hominoidea, the other being the Hylobatidae ( gibbons). Hominidae includes the great apes that is, the orangutans (genus Pongo), gorillas (Gorilla),… …   Universalium

  • Hominidae — noun modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man • Syn: ↑family Hominidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthropoidea, ↑suborder Anthropoidea • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hominidae — The primate family, which includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several fossil groups. * * * Ho·min·i·dae hō min ə .dē n pl a family of bipedal mammals of the order Primates comprising recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related …   Medical dictionary

  • Hominidae — n. family of man (Anthropology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mammal family — noun a family of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossidae, ↑family Tachyglossidae, ↑Ornithorhynchidae, ↑family Ornithorhynchidae, ↑Didelphidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Incertae sedis — (Latin for of uncertain placement ), abbreviated inc. sed. , is a term used to define a taxonomic group where its broader relationships are unknown or undefined and which cannot be assigned to a recognized phylum. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Great ape — Taxobox name = HominidsMSW3 Groves|pages=181 184|id=12100786] fossil range = Miocene to Recent image width = 250px image caption = Australopithecus africanus reconstruction regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates… …   Wikipedia

  • taxonomy — taxonomic /tak seuh nom ik/, taxonomical, adj. taxonomically, adv. taxonomist, taxonomer, n. /tak son euh mee/, n. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. Biol. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and… …   Universalium

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