homo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hō'mō), [key]
— pl. -mos.
  1. a homosexual.


Pronunciation: (hō'mō), [key]
— n.
  1. (italics) the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools. Cf. archaic Homo.
  2. (sometimes l.c.)
    1. a member of the genus Homo.
    2. the species Homo sapiens or one of its members.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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