Homo sapiensHomo sa·pi·ens
The definition of homo sapiens is the scientific name for human beings.
An example of Homo sapiens is every person alive today.
- all human beings; mankind
- a human being
- [usually in italics] the scientific name for the only living species of human
Origin of Homo sapiensModL: see homo and sapient
The modern species of humans, the only extant species of the primate tribe Hominini.
Origin of Homo sapiensNew Latin Homō sapiēns species name Latin homō man Latin sapiēns wise, rational present participle of sapere to be wise