Homo sapiens


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Homo sa·pi·ens

 (sā′pē-ənz, -ĕnz′)
n.
The modern species of humans, the only extant species of the primate tribe Hominini.

[New Latin Homō sapiēns, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin sapiēns, wise, rational, present participle of sapere, to be wise.]

Homo sapiens

(ˈsæpɪˌɛnz)
n
(Animals) the specific name of modern man; the only extant species of the genus Homo. This species also includes extinct types of primitive man such as Cro-Magnon man. See also man5
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + sapiens wise]

Ho•mo sa•pi•ens

(ˈhoʊ moʊ ˈseɪ pi ənz)
n.
1. (italics) the species of bipedal primates to which modern humans belong, characterized by a brain capacity averaging 1400 cc (85 cu. in.) and by dependence upon language and the creation and utilization of complex tools.
[1795–1805; < New Latin = Homo + Latin sapiens wise, rational (see sapient)]

Homo sa·pi·ens

(sā′pē-ənz)
The modern species of humans. Homo sapiens evolved probably between 250,000 and 100,000 years ago in Africa. The closest living relative of Homo sapiens is the chimpanzee.

Homo sapiens

A Latin phrase meaning wise man, used to refer to human beings as a species.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominidHomo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Cro-magnon - extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
Boskop man - possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species
Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man - subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races

Homo sapiens

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homo sapiens

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Homo sapiens

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