anthropomorphic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrōpomorphos, from anthrōp- + -morphos -morphous Date: 1827 1. described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes <
anthropomorphic deities
>
2. ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things <
anthropomorphic supernaturalism
>
anthropomorphically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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