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Homo sapiens

noun

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the human race
  • how far into the outer reaches of the universe will Homo sapiens someday be able to go?

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The first known use of Homo sapiens was in 1802

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“Homo sapiens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Homo%20sapiens. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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