Definition of hominine in English:

hominine

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of hominines; belonging to the subfamily Homininae.

noun

  • A primate of the subfamily Homininae, which originally comprised the large-brained hominids (in contrast to the small-brained ones of the subfamily Australopithecinae).

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin homin-, homō homo + -ine, after canine, feline, asinine, etc. In later use after scientific Latin Homininae, subfamily name; with use as noun compare French Homininé, German Hominin; compare hominid, hominid, hominoid, hominoid.

Pronunciation

hominine

/ˈhɒmɪniːn//ˈhɒmɪnʌɪn/