Homo sapiens

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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


First Known Use: 1802

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HOMO SAPIENS Defined for English Language Learners

Homo sapiens

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

Definition of Homo sapiens for English Language Learners

  • : the species of human beings that exist today


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Homo sapiens

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

Medical Definition of Homo sapiens


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