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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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It also means that if, as well as interbreeding with Neanderthals and sharing artistic ideas with them, the first groups of Homo sapiens to enter Europe massacred them and helped make them extinct, it was our fellow thinking beings we were killing.
By contrast, Homo sapiens did have language, as shown by the remarkable cave paintings in Spain and France.
The researchers studied measurements from the fossilized heel bones of 13 ancient Homo sapiens and six Neandertals that lived between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago.
We will do so by briefly addressing the question of contemporaneity between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens in Java, as proposed by recent dates for the site of Ngandong.
Experimental archaeologist Metin Eren, from the University of Exeter, said: "Our research disputes a major pillar holding up the long-held assumption Homo sapiens were more advanced.
The disadvantage would have made it increasingly difficult for Neanderthals to compete with Homo Sapiens as the Ice Age worsened.
Though the Neanderthal might not be an ancestor or subspecies of Homo sapiens, according to researchers at UIC, evolution (defined as a gradual process in which something changes) of the species is proven by the changes in human dentition.
Based on geological evidence and the discovery of human remains, many assumed that Homo sapiens sapiens arrived in America from Asia about 12,000 BP when the Bering land bridge was open in one of its periodical dry land phases.
These infections are caused by multihost parasites for which the reservoir of infection depends on hosts other than Homo sapiens.
They do not contend that Homo sapiens as a whole is endangered or threatened, nor does that species appear to be.
And in Bicentennial Man, Andrew (Robin Williams) is a household robot whose mis-wired circuitry provides him with a "heart" and enables him to grow into a person with more wit, grace, and humanity than most of the Homo sapiens he encounters.
Since horses and cattle were the species of highest utility to Homo sapiens, their absence from an entire hemisphere called into question standard assumptions about divine intent.