Homo sapiens

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

Examples of homo sapiens in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of homo sapiens

New Latin, species name, from Homo, genus name + sapiens, specific epithet, from Latin, wise, intelligent — more at homo, sapient

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HOMO SAPIENS Defined for English Language Learners

Homo sapiens

Definition of Homo sapiens for English Language Learners

  • : the species of human beings that exist today


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Homo sapiens

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

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