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1. A species of extinct hominins in the genus Homo, thought to be closely related both to modern humans and to Neanderthals and to have lived in Eurasia from approximately 400,000 to 40,000 years ago.
2. An individual belonging to this species.
Of or relating to the Denisovans.
[After the Denisova Cave in Russia where remains of these humans were found in 2008.]