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A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.

hu′man·hood′ n.
hu′man·ness n.


Etymology: L, humanus
a member of the genus Homo and particularly of the species H. sapiens.


[L. humanus, human]
1. An offspring of humans. 2. Pert. to or characterizing people.


see homo-.

human carriers
humans who act as active carriers of diseases of animals and infect animals.
human immunodeficiency virus
includes HIV1 (more common) and HIV2 which are lentiviruses that cause acquired immunodeficiency disease (AIDS) in humans.
human leukocyte antigen
see major histocompatibility complex.

Patient discussion about human

Q. I am a man with breast cancer. Hello friends, you might have heard about breast cancer in women but here I am a man with breast cancer. Is Herceptin licensed to treat me?

A. Hi, what were your symptoms and when did you discover you had breast cancer?

Q. what are the basics products we as a humans, need to have in our diet?

A. A regular healthy diet should be comprised of a 40-50% carbohydrate (bread, rice, etc.), 30-40% protein (dairy, meat, chicken, fish) and 20% fat. Other important ingredients are fruit and vegetables, that contain large amounts of fibers and vitamins.

Q. Is there a difference between a man's diet and a woman's diet? let say for the point of it the weight the same and they are in the same age .

A. no one should have the same exact diet, you need to find what works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

the base of the diet could be the same, for example burn calories then you consume. But other wise, find what works for you.

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Some researchers have opined that the strenuous exercises involved in the activities of hunting and gathering, in the everyday life of early homo sapiens, helped in developing a higher bone density.
Of the many hominid branches on the family tree, stretching back four million years or more, we Homo sapiens are the only one left.
A separate species from Homo sapiens, Neandertals were also around during the Stone Age but are now extinct.
The lava for the Homo Sapiens collection of pens and pencil comes from the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt.
For 60 years the belief has persisted Homo sapiens were intellectually more advanced than Neanderthals, enabling them to come out top in the competition to survive.
Extinction of Homo sapiens was derived from a different interpretation of published discoveries and theories concerning origins covering the last 15,000 years.
Homo sapiens, the species to which every human on Earth today belongs, is assumed to have arisen from Homo erectus in eastern Africa more than a million years ago.
It is hard to understand the odd comfort humankind derives from bellicose stances in reaction to breakdowns in international relations, but we homo sapiens as a breed seem queasy about dialogue and negotiation.
Then, perhaps, instead of attempting to ban a book about two male penguins that love each other, they might learn to accept same-sex love as a natural variant in many animal species, including Homo sapiens.
But whereas the earlier work, Homo sapiens sapiens, 2005, envisioned an all-female prelapsarian paradise, its sequel, Eine Freiheitstatue fur London (A Liberty Statue for London), 2005, presents an ethereal-looking red-headed woman's journey out of Eden through a long graffiti-ridden corridor or tunnel--a sort of artificial birth canal--into a present-day European city.
Moreover, if global warming is increasing the severity and frequency of hurricanes, as NASA scientist Stuart Jordan shows in his article, and if that change finds its source in human-caused pollution, then even the nature of the storm itself can be laid at the feet of Homo sapiens.
For millennia, homo sapiens was just another species of hunter-gatherer primates.