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Homo

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Definition

noun

(taxonomy) A genus comprised of primates characterized by bipedalism, skills in tool usage, and large cranial capacity.


Supplement

Homo includes many primitive human ancestors believed to be extinct and modern human beings (Homo sapiens).


Word origin: Latin homo (human being, man)

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