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.
[From New Latin Hominidae, family name, from Latin homō, homin-, man; see dhghem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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