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homo

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noun,, often capitalized ho·mo \ˈhō-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of homo

plural homos

  1. :  any of a genus (Homo) of hominids that includes modern humans (H. sapiens) and several extinct related species (as H. erectus and H. habilis)



Origin of homo

New Latin Homin-, Homo, from Latin, human being — more at homage


First Known Use: 1591

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homo

noun, ho·mo

Definition of homo

plural homos

often disparaging

  1. :  homosexual

homo adjective, often disparaging


Origin of homo

by shortening


First Known Use: 1922


homo-

ho·mo

Definition of homo-

  1. see hom-




HOMO- Defined for Kids

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ho·mo

Definition of homo- for Students

  1. see hom-




Medical Dictionary

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homo

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noun ho·mo \ˈhō-(ˌ)mō\

Medical Definition of homo

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of primate mammals of the family Hominidae that includes modern humans (H. sapiens) and several extinct related species (as H. erectus)

  2. 2plural homos :  any primate mammal of the genus Homo




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homo

noun ho·mo

Medical Definition of homo

plural homos

  1. often disparaging :  homosexual

homo adjective



Learn More about homo

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "homo" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "homo"


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