Homo habilis(redirected from Habiline)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
A species of extinct humans known from fossil remains found in eastern and perhaps southern Africa and dating from about 2 to 1.6 million years ago.
[New Latin Homō habilis, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin habilis, skillful.]
an extinct species of primitive man, the first to use stone tools
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + habilis able to handle, skilled]
An extinct species of humans considered to be an ancestor of modern humans and the earliest hominid to make tools. This species existed between about 2.0 and 1.5 million years ago.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics|
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae