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Medical Term:

Hominoidea

Pronunciation: hom'i-noy'de-a

Definition: A superfamily of the Primates including the anthropoid apes and humans. Divided into the families Pongidae (anthropoid apes) and Hominidae (humans).

[L. homo (homin-), man, + G. eidos, form]

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