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Homo

 [ho´mo]
[L.] the genus of primates containing the single living species H. sapiens (human beings).

Homo

(hō'mō),
The genus of primates that includes humans.
[L. man]

Homo

/Ho·mo/ (ho´mo) [L.] the genus of primates containing the single species H. sapiens (man).

Homo

(hō′mō)
n.
A genus of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several extinct species.

Homo

Palaeoanthropology
The genus of hominids to which humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) belong; Homo is thought to be 2 million years old, and first appeared in eastern Africa.
 
Vox populi
Deprecating slang for homosexual; puff; queer.

Ho·mo

(hō'mō)
The genus of primates that includes humans.
[L. man]

Homo

any primate of the hominid genus Homo. Only one species exists at the present time, Homo sapiens, though several extinct species are recognized, such as H. erectus, H. habilis.

Homo

the genus of primates containing the single living species H. sapiens (humans).
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But Australopithecus-like features of the teeth and lower body raise doubts about whether the new finds come from an early Homo species, asserts Susan Anton of New York University.
And they present good evidence that it came from a creature that was either at the origin of Homo or ''within shouting distance,'' said Bernard Wood of George Washington University.
Better social networking may have given Homo sapiens a survival advantage over Neanderthals, he said.
Our immediate interest, however, centers on two other variants: homo heroicus and homo sovieticus.
But a tooth brought back from the dig seemed to suggest something more like Homo erectus; the idea of an australopithecine never even crossed Brown's mind.
The scientists, who reported their findings in the journal Nature, studied daily growth patterns preserved in fossil teeth fragments from a young Homo Erectus skeleton from Kenya.
The first Homo erectus in Asia was discovered in Indonesia in around 1888 when Eugene Dubois discovered femurs, teeth and other skeletal remains dating back 400,000 to 800,000 years.
Their leader, General Thade (Tim Roth), is an ambitious, arrogant, and militant chimp who becomes enraged at humans who make eye contact and entertains dinner guests by ridiculing the notion of Homo sapiens with souls.
The hunters, called archaic Homo sapiens or Homo heidelbergensis, were distant ancestors of Neanderthals.
In such a society, Homo sapiens stand poised to move up the evolutionary ladder and become Homo novus.
Researchers have discovered what they regard as the oldest known fossil from the human genus, Homo.
Nevertheless, in their case, the best citizen is not Homo LASTus but Homo Imam Hatipus or Homo Dindar Nesilus.