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(of a god, animal, or object) human in form or nature.
- ‘To human eyes, he resembled a dark cloud, a pool of black ink diffusing into thin wisps around the edges that could manage to remain vaguely anthropomorphous.’
- ‘But the connection of the image of God with the human body is rejected explicitly by all the patristic writers as anthropomorphous.’
- ‘The bigger of the two anthropomorphous humans stepped over to Saria's side.’
Mid 18th century: from Greek anthrōpomorphos (from anthrōpos ‘human being’ + morphē ‘form’) + -ous.
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