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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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Sapiens will provide full-year 2017 guidance for the combined organizations when reporting 2016 annual results at the end of February 2017.
Contending the skulls are Homo sapiens and not Homo erectus, Wolpoff said these questions should have been answered more convincingly before the team published its report.
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sapiens had spread through much of Indonesia by around 50,000 years ago and made stone tools similar to those found on Flores, Shea notes.
Sapiens has published a "Euro Compliance Readiness Survey" which reports that 88% of UK companies have yet to initiate or complete their plans to cope with the euros.
One of the leading theories holds that modern Homo sapiens arose in Africa 100,000 to 150,000 years ago and then spread to the rest of the world.
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Our partnership with SAPRUN is an important step in the implementation of our growth strategy and further supports our commitment to the Russian market," said Yoel Amir, Managing Director, General Insurance and P&C Division with Sapiens.
sapiens moving out of Africa at least 130,000 years ago.
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