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