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From anthropo- +‎ -morphic.

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  • enPR: ăn'thrə-pə-môr′fĭk
  • IPA(key): /ænθɹɒpəˈmɔɹfɪk/
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    IPA(key): [ˌæ̃n̪θɹ̠əpəˈmɔɹ̠fɪ̈k]
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)fɪk

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse are anthropomorphic mice.

anthropomorphic (not comparable)

  1. Having the form of a human.
    Synonym: anthropomorphous
  2. (of animals, inanimate objects, and non-human entities) Having attributes or characteristics of a human being.
    • 1909, “The Quarterly Review”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), page 124:
      The mystic is one to whom the unitive, pantheistic, or at least the panentheistic, aspects of the divinity are as congenial as the deistic, polytheistic, and anthropomorphic aspects are to the institutional mind.

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