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homo-

(word root) same
Examples of words with the root homo-: homosexual
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Ho·mo

 (hō′mō)
n.
1. A genus of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several extinct species.
2. Used in combination with mock Latin adjectives to indicate a type of person or to characterize humans generally, often for humorous effect: Homo apatheticus.

[Latin homō, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

ho·mo

 (hō′mō)
n. pl. ho·mos Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or lesbian.

[Short for homosexual.]
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homo

(ˈhəʊməʊ)
n, pl -mos
1. (Biology) informal short for homosexual
2. (Psychology) informal short for homosexual

homo

(ˈhəʊməʊ)
n
(Cookery) informal Canadian homogenized milk

Homo

(ˈhəʊməʊ)
n
(Animals) a genus of hominids including modern man (see Homo sapiens) and several extinct species of primitive man, including Homo habilis and Homo erectus
[Latin: man]
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ho•mo

(ˈhoʊ moʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting.
n. Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
(a term used to refer to a homosexual.)
[1925–30; by shortening]

Ho•mo

(ˈhoʊ moʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
1. (italics) the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, as H. erectus and H. habilis, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence on tools.
2. (sometimes l.c.)
a. a member of this genus.
b. the species Homo sapiens or one of its members.
[1590–1600; < Latin homō man; Old Latin hemō, akin to humus ground, soil (see humus); c. Old English guma, Welsh dyn man, Lithuanian žmónės men]

homo-

a combining form meaning “same, identical”: homogeneous; homosexual.
Also, esp. before a vowel, hom-.
[< Greek, comb. form of homós one and the same; akin to Skt sama-; see same]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homo - someone who practices homosexualityhomo - someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
gay woman, lesbian, tribade - a female homosexual
2.homo - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriagehomo - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
Homo soloensis - extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
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
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
body hair - short hair growing over a person's body
head of hair, mane - growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
human head - the head of a human being
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
nutrition - the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man - a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
schistosome dermatitis, swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
hyperdactyly, polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syndactylism, syndactyly - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
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homo

noun
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homo

(o.f.) [ˈhəʊməʊ] N (pej) ABBR =homosexualmarica m
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homo

n (pej inf)Homo m (dated inf)
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References in classic literature ?
Hi non sunt homines; sunt animalia qui nos habemus--vivisected.
But when the equites and the novi homines had extended the governing classes by adding to the numbers of the Patricians, the State came to ruin.
de Etica: Voluntas cuiuslibet legislatoris est ut facial homines bonos.
In the Vulgate, Jerome's translation of the Bible into Latin, Romans 5:12 reads "in omnes homines mors pertransiit, in quo omnes peccaverunt." The standard English translation, "death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned," is as awkward as Jerome's Latin.
The Latin saying "quot homines, tot sententiae", which translates to "as many opinions as people" is appropriate here.
He discusses from the Jewish question to the Palestinian question, Levinas and trauma: the rhetoric of the timeless victim, the Gaza wars: Palestinians as homines sacri, "a people like any other:" Palestinians as example, the exilic Palestinian: difference otherwise than being, the nation that is not one: Israel's autoimmunity, and becoming Palestinian.
Iam mulieres sunt homines et homines mulieres, quia mulieres decaluantur et homines portant mulierum capillos.
[...] sicubi male iactus caderet, Deos atque homines diris agere, non nunquam et alveolum tessararium, aut quod aliud irato offerretur, temere in proximum quemque iaculari.