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Words nearby Homo sapiens
British Dictionary definitions for Homo sapiens
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Scientific definitions for Homo sapiens
Cultural definitions for Homo sapiens
The biological classification of modern humans. Homo sapiens is Latin for “the wise human” or “the clever human.” The earliest Homo sapiens was Neanderthal, who developed about 150,000 years ago. Sometimes modern humans are further classified into the subspecies of Homo sapiens neanderthalis (Neanderthals) and Homo sapiens sapiens (Cro-Magnons and present-day humans). (See Linnean classification.)