Meaning of hominine in English:

hominine

Pronunciation /ˈhɒmɪnʌɪn/ /ˈhɒmɪniːn/

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).

    In later use including also the australopithecines, and recently also one or more of the African great apes.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin homin-, homō homo + -ine, after canine, feline, asinine, etc.