|The human-as-molecule conception shown comparatively to Greek philosopher Leucippus's 450BC atomic theory definition of the atom, French philosopher Pierre Gassendi's 1649 introduction of the term "molecule", based on his commentary of the circa 300 BC atomic theory of Epicurus, compared to English-born Canadian physical chemist Lionel Harrison’s 1993 cell-as-molecule model, shown next to French philosopher Jean Sales' 1789 human molecular hypothesis and the coining of the term ‘human molecule’, referring to a person atomically, defined as an CHNOPS-based animate geometry of atoms.|
The term is a 2012 Hmolpedia-introduced variant of English-born Canadian physical chemist Lionel Harrison’s 1993 cell-as-molecule conception. 
1. Harrison, Lionel G. (2011). The Shaping of Life: the Generation of Biological Pattern (cell-as-molecule, 4+ pgs; image, pg. 145).