- The definition of homo sapiens is the scientific name for human beings.
An example of Homo sapiens is every person alive today.
mankind; human being: the scientific name for the only living species of human
Origin of Homo sapiensModL: see homo and amp; 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.