Dictionary » H » Human

Human

Definition

noun, plural: humans

A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo sapiens.


adjective

Of, pertaining to, having the attributes of, a being belonging to the species of the Homo sapiens.


Supplement

In taxonomy, humans belong to the family Hominidae, of the Primates, under class Mammalia of phylum Chordata. They are identified by the highly developed brain that confers advanced skills in abstract reasoning, articulate language, self-awareness, problem solving, and sapience. They are bipedal primates in having an erect carriage. They are skillful in handling objects with their hands.

Humans may also be described as social animals capable of showing sympathy with other beings, and living life with (inherent) values and ethics.


Word origin: from Latin hūmānus, of homō meaning "man"

Related form(s): humane (adjective), humanity (noun)

See also:

Related term(s):

Mentioned in:


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re:

... embracing the aliens..... You got it wrong! There is NO evidence of "an intelligent creator" just as there is NO evidence of microbe to human evolution. There is, however, abundant evidence that WE can create new species and WE can send them to other planets. Hence, we can extrapolate ...

See entire post
by Cat
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
Replies: 52
Views: 41980

7 deadly sins in nature

... But ultimately the individual should always try to do the right thing although it is vastly easier to do in the 'West'. Often people claim it as a human right to have as many children as they want. It is not. Every child extra to the replenishment of the population is creating starvation elsewhere ...

See entire post
by animartco
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: 7 deadly sins in nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Molecular medicine: antisense

The human side of clinical trials: these are articles about efforts to advocate for a new medicine. Here are a few articles on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and eteplirsen, a Morpholino antisense drug currently in clinical trials. ...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular medicine: antisense
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Re: are biological mushrooms with virus combinable?

The ovum can be considered as single-cell fungi. And sperm - as a virus. ....... In the human body arise other ovum-like cells. They can give rise to cancer, but to cause hermaphroditism if they meet with the "viruses".

See entire post
by enarees
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:14 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: are biological mushrooms with virus combinable?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Human Collembola Infestations

I am infested with gnats as far as I can tell. They have been entering my eyes, nose and ears. This has been going on for a while. I've been to several doctors. No help. I'm losing my mind. It's warming up and I worry spiders will start attacking me in hunt of these insects. Is there any doctors tha...

See entire post
by tmob
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 40
Views: 91367
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 14:00, 13 September 2010. This page has been accessed 24,328 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link