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Genus Homo   /dʒˈinəs hˈoʊmoʊ/   Listen
Genus Homo

Type genus of the family Hominidae.

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"Genus Homo" Quotes from Famous Books

... intended by the use of the term Prognathous to call in question the black man's humanity or the unity of the human races as a genus, but to prove that the species of the genus homo are not a unity, but a plurality, each essentially different from the others—one of them being so unlike the other two—the oval-headed Caucasian and the pyramidal-headed Mongolian—as to be actually prognathous, like the brute creation; not that ...
— Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments • Various

... all the practical requirements of the case, and knowing myself but little or nothing of this mode of birdcatching, I thought it advisable to interview a practical man. Having at last succeeded in capturing a specimen of the genus homo, species birdcatcher, I prevailed upon him (through the medium of a tip) to impart his stock of birdcatching lore, and to cut me patterns of play-sticks and pegs, and also to correct my rough sketches ...
— Practical Taxidermy • Montagu Browne

... her litter, was enjoying the unwonted pleasure of rooting out her morning meal in a rich flower-garden. She did not reciprocate, however, with any such fellow feeling. Perhaps of late she had seen enough of the doings of the genus homo. Surveying me as though I had been the author of all this destruction, she gave a frightened snort and ...
— In the Claws of the German Eagle • Albert Rhys Williams

... end of the shift he had learned nothing. Nothing about the weapon, that is. He had found out a good deal about the sex life of Genus Homo—information that made him even more glad than before that his was a ...
— The Very Secret Agent • Mari Wolf

... noble ideal of the brotherhood of man comes from an extension of the feeling found in brothers. The brotherly feeling is emphasized, though the sisterly feeling is fully as strong, merely because the male member of genus homo has been the articulate member, he has written and talked as if he, and not his sister, were the important human personage. So fraternal feeling is tender feeling, existing between members of the same ...
— The Foundations of Personality • Abraham Myerson

Words linked to "Genus Homo" :   Homo habilis, human, Neanderthal man, neandertal, homo, modern man, Homo soloensis, neanderthal, man, family Hominidae, Boskop man, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Homo erectus, Cro-magnon, Hominidae, Homo sapiens sapiens, human being, Neandertal man, mammal genus, Homo sapiens

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