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homo-

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

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.]

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]

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]
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

homo

noun
Translations

homo

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

homo

n (pej inf)Homo m (dated inf)
References in classic literature ?
"D--n Homo with all my heart," says Northerton; "I have the marks of him on my a-- yet.
In "Ecco Homo" he is careful to enlighten us concerning the precursors and prerequisites to the advent of this highest type, in referring to a certain passage in the "Gay Science":--
In regard to his first conception of this idea, his autobiographical sketch, "Ecce Homo", written in the autumn of 1888, contains the following passage:--
He says in a letter to me: "You can have no idea of the vehemence of such composition," and in "Ecce Homo" (autumn 1888) he describes as follows with passionate enthusiasm the incomparable mood in which he created Zarathustra:--
All precepts concerning kings, are in effect comprehended in those two remembrances: memento quod es homo; and memento quod es Deus, or vice Dei; the one bridleth their power, and the other their will.
We passed under the "Ecce Homo Arch," and saw the very window from which Pilate's wife warned her husband to have nothing to do with the persecution of the Just Man.
Tempus edax, homo edacior* ; which I should be glad to translate thus: time is blind, man is stupid.
The ape-man had realized a deep affection for Teeka's balu almost from the first, partly because the child belonged to Teeka, his first love, and partly for the little ape's own sake, and Tarzan's human longing for some sentient creature upon which to expend those natural affections of the soul which are inherent to all normal members of the GENUS HOMO. Tarzan envied Teeka.
You are of the class, mammalia; order, primates; genus, homo; species, Kentucky." Pausing to smile at his own humour, the naturalist proceeded.
Homo sapiens or modern humans began to appear around 300,000 years ago.
It took the combined efforts of Filipino scientists and archaeologists to find and excavate the complete remains of the Homo luzonesis.
'And this will be a controversial discovery as the pros and cons of the identification of the new Homo species will have a lively debate,' Mijares added.