Meaning of hominine in English:

hominine

adjective

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

Pronunciation

hominine

/ˈhɒmɪnʌɪn/ /ˈhɒmɪniːn/

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.

Pronunciation

hominine

/ˈhɒmɪnʌɪn/ /ˈhɒmɪniːn/

Origin

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