Hominidae


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Ho·min·i·dae

(hō-min'i-dē),
The primate family, which includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several fossil groups.
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The primate family that contains Homo sapiens and both ancestral and collateral—but extinct—species. Hominidae may have resulted from many different selective pressures—e.g., bioenergetic, migratory, morphologic—nd thermoregulatory considerations associated with foraging and feeding behaviour, as well as aspects of life history patterns and social systems
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Hominidae

(hō-mŏn′ĭ-dē) [L. homo, man, + Gr. ideos, pert. to]
A family of primates that includes ancient and modern humans.
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