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Homo sa·pi·ens(sā′pē-ənz, -ĕnz′)
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.]
(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)
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.
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.
A Latin phrase meaning wise man, used to refer to human beings as a species.
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|Noun||1.||Homo 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