[hoh-moh i-rek-tuh s] /ˈhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɛk təs/
an extinct species of the human lineage, formerly known as Pithecanthropus erectus, having upright stature and a well-evolved postcranial skeleton, but with a smallish brain, low forehead, and protruding face.
a fossil belonging to this species.
an extinct species of primitive man, able to walk upright See also Java man, Peking man
An extinct species of humans that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch from about 1.6 million years ago to 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus is associated mainly with stone tools of the Acheulian culture and was the first species of humans to master fire, although this skill may not have been widely practiced until late in its existence. Its remains have been found in Africa, Europe, and Asia, and it is widely thought to be the direct ancestor of modern humans. ◇ The H. erectus remains from Africa are thought by some to evince significant differences in comparison to other H. erectus populations and thus to constitute a separate species called Homo ergaster. H. ergaster is sometimes further claimed to be the true ancestor of modern humans. The fossil evidence is not complete enough to definitively support these or many other claims concerning early Homo populations. See also pithecanthropus, sinanthropus.
Homo erectus [(hoh-moh i-rek-tuhs)]
An early ancestor of the human species that lived from about 1.8 million to 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus remains have been found in Africa, China, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Archaeological excavations have revealed that Homo erectus developed a cooperative hunting organization and the use of fire and may have had a spoken language.
[hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex. /ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire for persons of one’s own sex /ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one’s own sex adj. also homo-erotic, 1916, […]
[hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex. /ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one’s own sex
[hoh-moh flawr-es-ee-en-sis, flohr-] /ˈhoʊ moʊ ˌflɔr ɛs iˈɛn sɪs, ˌfloʊr-/ noun 1. a possible species of very small, primitive human: its fossils were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.
[hoh-moh-guh-met-ik, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ gəˈmɛt ɪk, ˌhɒm oʊ-/ adjective, Genetics. 1. producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes. /ˌhəʊməɡəˈmɛtɪk/ adjective 1. (genetics) denoting the sex that possesses two similar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the female sex, possessing two X-chromosomes Compare heterogametic homogametic ho·mog·a·met·ic (hō’mō-gə-mět’ĭk) adj. […]