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
- 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 Hom&omacron; sapi&emacron;ns, species name : Latin hom&omacron;, man + Latin sapi&emacron;ns, wise, rational, present participle of sapere, to be wise.