humanoid[hyo̵̅o̅′mə no̵id′, yo̵̅o̅′-]
nearly human, as in appearance or behavior
Origin of humanoidhuman + -oid
a nearly human creature; specif.,
- 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
Having human form or characteristics.
A being having human form or characteristics: “humanoids from some far-flung planet” (Robert Brustein).
(comparative more humanoid, superlative most humanoid)
- A being having the appearance or characteristics of a human.