anthropomorphous [an΄thrə pōmôr′fəs, an΄thrə pō΄môr′fəs, an΄thrəpəmôr′fəs]
Gr anthrōpomorphos < anthrōpos (see ANTHROPO-) + morphē, form, shape
having human shape and appearance

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an·thro·po·mor·phous (ăn'thrə-pə-môrʹfəs) adj.
1. Having or suggesting human form and appearance.
2. Ascribing human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
  an'thro·po·morʹphous·ly adv.

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  • anthropomorphous — /ænθrəpəˈmɔfəs/ (say anthruhpuh mawfuhs) adjective 1. having or resembling the human form. 2. anthropomorphic. {Greek anthrōpomorphos} …   Australian English dictionary

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