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Homo sapiens

noun Ho·mo sa·pi·ens \ˌhō-(ˌ)mō-ˈsā-pē-ˌenz, -ənz, especially British -ˈsa-pē-ənz\

: the species of human beings that exist today

Full Definition of HOMO SAPIENS

:  humankind

Examples of HOMO SAPIENS

  1. All people are members of Homo sapiens.
  2. <how far into outer reaches of the universe will Homo sapiens someday be able to go?>

Origin of HOMO SAPIENS

New Latin, species name, from Homo, genus name + sapiens, specific epithet, from Latin, wise, intelligent — more at homo, sapient
First Known Use: 1802

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Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Homo sapiens

noun Ho·mo sa·pi·ens \ˌhō-(ˌ)mō-ˈsap-ē-ənz, -ˈsā-pē-, -ˌenz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMO SAPIENS

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