Definition of protohominid in English:

protohominid

adjective

  • Of or relating to primitive hominids, or to evolutionary ancestors of the hominids.

noun

  • A primitive hominid; an evolutionary ancestor of the hominds.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Scientific Monthly. From proto- + hominid.

Pronunciation

protohominid

/ˌprəʊtə(ʊ)ˈhɒmɪnɪd/