humanoid[hyo̵̅o̅′mə no̵id′, yo̵̅o̅′-]
Origin: human + -oid
- any of the earliest ancestors of modern man
- in science fiction, an alien from outer space or a robot that physically resembles a human being
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- A being having human form: “humanoids from some far-flung planet” (Robert Brustein).
- See android.