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hominin

(hŏm′ĭ-nĭn′)
n.
Any of various primates of the tribe Hominini, including Australopithecus, other Pliocene and Pleistocene human relatives, and Homo sapiens, the only extant species. The hominins were formerly referred to as hominids.

hom′i·nin′ adj.
A member of the family of humans, Hominidae, which consists of all species on the human side of the last common ancestor—the missing link of humans and living apes; some scientists include the great apes in the superfamily of all apes, the Hominoidea, whose members are called hominoids; biochemical evidence suggests that the last common ancestor of hominids and apes occurred between 5 and 10 million years ago