\hˈə͡ʊmə͡ʊ], \hˈəʊməʊ], \h_ˈəʊ_m_əʊ]\
Definitions of HOMO
- 1910 - Black's Law Dictionary (2nd edition)
- 1856 - A Law Dictionary
- 1908 - Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1919 - The concise Oxford dictionary of current English
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Henry Campbell Black
By John Bouvier
By Thomas Davidson
Man,-the chief and most perfect of the mammalia; in Greek, because man, alone, of all animals, possesses the natural power of standing erect. He is, also, the only animal whose incisor teeth, wedged in a projecting jaw, are absolutely vertical. Man is especially distinguished from other mammalia by the faculty, which he possesses, of classing his ideas; comparing them with each other; and connecting, representing, and transmitting them by signs and articulate sounds. He possesses, in the highest degree, all the attributes of intelligence,-memory, judgment, and imagination. He inhabits all countries,-the burning regions of the torrid zone, and the chilling atmosphere of the polar climes. In different situations, he presents, in his figure, colour, and stature, differences which have caused mankind to be divided by naturalists into races or varieties. The number of such races can only be approximated. Blumenbach admits five, the Caucasian, Ethiopian, Mongolian, Malay, and American. Every division must necessarily be arbitrary, and the individuals composing each variety are far from being alike.
By Robley Dunglison
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