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Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, which includes orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and modern humans, and their extinct relatives. The family formerly included only Homo sapiens, extinct species of Homo, and the extinct genus Australopithecus.

hom′i·nid adj.
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Referring to a member of the family of humans, Hominidae
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any member of the family Hominidae, which includes human and human-like fossils from the PleistoceneEPOCH.
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In successive chapters Nash combines analysis of elite or canonical literature with popular or satiric texts (most by the Scriblerians--Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot, and John Gay) to explore the arguments and the implications of each about the differences and the overlapping among civilized humans, wild men, ape-men, and apes.
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