Homo habilis

Homo habilis
noun
extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
Hypernyms: ↑homo, ↑man, ↑human being, ↑human
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Homo

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\\¦hō(ˌ)mōˈhabələ̇s\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized 1st H
Etymology: New Latin, literally, skillful human
: an extinct hominid of the genus Homo (H. habilis) that is known from sub-Saharan fossil remains associated with crude stone tools, is estimated to have flourished 1.6 to 2 million years ago, and is believed to be the predecessor of Homo erectus

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/hoh"moh hab"euh leuhs/
1. an extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics, dated as being from about 1.5 million to more than 2 million years old and proposed as an early form of Homo leading to modern humans. See illus. under hominid.
2. a fossil belonging to this species.
[1965-70; < NL: adaptable man]

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Homo habilis noun
A name given to a much earlier hominid, thought also to walk upright
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Main Entry:homo

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Homo habilis 7 [Homo habilis] [ˌhɒməʊ ˈhæbɪlɪs] [ˌhəʊməʊ ˈhæbɪlɪs] [ˌhoʊmoʊ ˈhæbɪlɪs] noun uncountable (from Latin, technical)
an early form of human which was able to use tools

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