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.
[From New Latin Hominīnī, tribe name : Latin homō, homin-, human being, man; see dhghem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + New Latin -īnī, suff. forming tribe names (from Latin īnī, pl. of īnus, n. suff.; see -INE).]
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