Definition of Homo erectus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Homo erectus

BrE BrE//ˌhɒməʊ ɪˈrektəs//
, BrE//ˌhəʊməʊ ɪˈrektəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊmoʊ ɪˈrektəs//
[uncountable] (from Latin, specialist)
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an early form of human which was able to walk on two legs
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Homo erectus