Humanoid



[hyoo-muh-noid or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌnɔɪd or, often, ˈyu-/

adjective
1.
having characteristics or form; resembling beings.
noun
2.
a humanoid being:
to search for humanoids in outer space.
/ˈhjuːməˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
like a human being in appearance
noun
2.
a being with human rather than anthropoid characteristics
3.
(in science fiction) a robot or creature resembling a human being

1912 (adj.), an anthropological hybrid from human + -oid. As a noun, from 1925. Earlier (1906) brand name of a type of cow’s milk altered to be closer to human milk intended as food for infants.

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