centauroid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

centaur +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

centauroid (comparative more centauroid, superlative most centauroid)

  1. Of or pertaining to something resembling a centaur in shape — particularly, a creature having a humanoid torso adjoining a quadrupedal body.
    1974: "'Centauroid' was a very loose description. The burly two-armed torso merged smoothly with the four-legged barrel..." — Poul Anderson, Fire Time

Noun[edit]

centauroid (plural centauroids)

  1. (fantasy, science fiction) A creature resembling a centaur.