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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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Well, bishops are people, too, and so humanly fallible.
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Those who choose to experience ``Cats'' - and there never figures to be any shortage of partakers or opportunities - would do well to see it in as close to its original form as is humanly possible.
Yet it is clear that long held tenets of vernacular wisdom are still relevant if we are to evolve new climate-specific planning and building models - and ways of construction--that will create environments that are both ecologically sust ainable and humanly satisfying.
For these reasons, working at a wage sufficient to live humanly is recognized as a right.
It wasn't until 1992 that the Racing Form began publishing Andrew Beyer's speed figures, which do as good a job as humanly possible of calculating how fast horses ran their races in light of track conditions.
Klotz's animated and inventive composition of different spaces, materials and functions is ultimately very humanly scaled and responsive to social need, serving both the intimate collective of the school and the wider demands of the local community.
In contrast, the Vatican asserts, first, that the Church did whatever was humanly possible in helping victims and secondly, that anything of any consequence in the Archives has already been revealed in the 12-volume Vatican letters, acts and documents for the years 1939-1945.
Sean Salisbury stakes his reputation on yacking as much about football as humanly possible.
It all makes the big Edwardian and '30s office blocks, which were thought to be so gross forty or fifty years ago, seem generous and humanly scaled.
The second is to watch as much college football as humanly possible.
The path led through an evocation of a 15m high igloo, the traditional winter dwelling of the Inuit, and an ice village, a memorial of European colonial days when the wild was tamed by humanly imposed order.