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Scientific UsagePlay
Used in biology to classify humans and related species; not for general human reference. SlideIn my anthropology class, we studied Homo erectus.
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Latin OriginPlay
It's a Latin word meaning 'man'; often used in scientific Latin phrases. SlideHomo neanderthalensis lived 400,000 years ago.
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Don't confuse with 'Homo sapiens', which specifically refers to modern humans. SlideHomo is the genus, but only Homo sapiens are us!