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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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Why should the humanness of any one of them have been celebrated?
No one else but them - the parents - experienced all of the ways that their son's humanness was formed and matured.
That kind of grounding, humility, and just humanness was really good for me.
Presenting his dancers in costume, in leotards, or in near-nakedness, he evoked a sensuous feeling of wonder that extolled the humanness in the dancing human being.
Written with a gift for honesty and humanness that is all too often lost in literature, Wipf shares her simple and yet profound reflections of a mother's experience of a child's illness and death.
Needed by nobody; homelessness and humanness in post-socialist Russia.
She realized he was an ordinary person with vulnerabilities and humanness.
I see Jesus as having entered the realm of the archetypes, becoming indistinguishable from the archetype of humanness.
But Dan, in his infinite wisdom, explained that while they cognitively knew, they had lost their humanness.
Darrow was quick to show his humanness,'' Nielsen said in a recent phone interview.
13, a reading from Anthony Padovano's Free to be Faithful summed up the spirit of my old friend: "The faithful man heals others with his warmth, his humanness and his vulnerability.
The idea seems to be that its not until you risk your humanness that you feel most human.