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homo

EN[ˈhəʊ.məʊ] [ˈhɒm.əʊ] [ˈhoʊ.moʊ] [-əʊməʊ]
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  • Homo is the genus of hominids that includes modern humans and species closely related to them. The genus is estimated to be about 2.8 million years old, emerging with the appearance of Homo habilis from australopithecine ancestors.
  • Homo erectus appears about 2 million years ago and spreads throughout Eurasia. It was likely the first hominin to live in a hunter-gatherer society and to control fire, but disappeared 0.4 million years ago.
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    Definition of homo in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhomosPREhomo-
    1. COL (often pejorative) Short form of homosexual.
      1. "... He's a homo." "My dear Theo, at my age one can't worry about little details like that. Besides, he's got such a nice voice."
    2. NU (dated, US, Canada) Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.
      1. One quart of homo wholesale in glass equals one quart equivalent. Certain modifications were made in these relatives to adjust for variations in units per ...
  • AdjectiveCOMmore homoSUPmost homo
    1. COL (sometimes pejorative) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
      1. (not comparable, Canada, US) Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.
        1. Regular homo milk was being sold out of stores in half gallons for 33 cents against 44 cents on regular homo milk on home delivery.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • For instance, most alphapapillomaviruses are found in Homo sapiens, the exceptions being other primate hosts.
        • ... a fragment snipped from the perplexing umwelt of Homo sapiens, our innumerable temporary enclosures.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en homogeneous
          2. fr homo
          3. en homosexual
          4. en homosexuality
          5. en homogeneity
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          Meaning of homo for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "homo" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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