Human being

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noun, plural: human beings

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


In taxonomy, human beings belong to the family Hominidae, of the Primates, under class Mammalia of phylum Chordata.

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

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

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