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Homo

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

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

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

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