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.