Definition of Hominidae
1. Noun. Modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Anthropoidea, Suborder Anthropoidea
Member holonyms: Hominid, Genus Homo, Australopithecus, Genus Australopithecus, Genus Plesianthropus, Plesianthropus, Genus Sivapithecus, Dryopithecus, Genus Dryopithecus, Genus Ouranopithecus, Ouranopithecus, Genus Lufengpithecus, Lufengpithecus
Medical Definition of Hominidae
1. Family of the suborder haplorhini (anthropoidea). It includes homo sapiens (modern man), the only human species still in existence. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hominidae
Literary usage of Hominidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ethnology by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"... The five families of the Anthropoidea—Their range in time and space— Diagram of the Anthropoid families—Relations of the family hominidae to the family ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Social Evolution: The Prehistoric Period by Francis Stuart Chapin (1913)
"The points of resemblance between the hominidae and the ... are far more numerous than between the hominidae and any other group. ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"The lumbo-vertebral index denotes simian affinities. The sacral curve is very slight, indicating a low position among hominidae. The scapula is the most ..."
4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"But it has been pointed out that the long and narrow symphysis of the lower jaw is a point of likeness to the Cercopithecidae. Fam. 3. hominidae. ..."
5. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"hominidae. Considering only the necessary subdivisions it appears that there are three sub-families of Pongidae and they are : 1.1. ..."