Medical Definition of Homo sapiens

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Homo sapiens: The primate species of mammal to which modern humans belong. Homo sapiens is Latin for knowing man or wise man.

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Reviewed on 10/30/2018

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