anthropopeia

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From the Ancient Greek ἀνθρωποποιία (anthrōpopoiía), from ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man”, “human being) + -ποιία (-poiía) (-poiia, “-making”; from ποιέω (poiéō), poieō, “I make”).

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anthropopeia (uncountable)

  1. Scientific enquiry aimed at the deduction of the laws that regulate the interactions of the anatomical, biological, and psychological elements of human physiology.
  2. (rhetoric) Depiction or representation as human; anthropomorphism.