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ho•mo



Pronunciation: (hō'mō), [key]
n.,
pl. -mos.
Slang (disparaging and offensive).
a homosexual.

Ho•mo



Pronunciation: (hō'mō), [key]
n.
1. (italics) the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools. Cf. archaic Homo.
2. Informal. (sometimes l.c.)
a. a member of the genus Homo.
b. the species Homo sapiens or one of its members.

homo-




a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic). Also, esp. before a vowel,hom-.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

hommoshomocentric
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