Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

anthrop(o)-

Human, or of a human being.

[Greek anthrōpos, human being]

Anthropology is the study of human beings; to be anthropocentric is to regard humankind as the central or most important element of existence; an anthropoid is an animal resembling a human being in form, such as an anthropoid ape; anthropomorphism (Greek morphē, form) is the attribution of human behaviour or characteristics to a god, animal, or object. Something anthropogenic results from human activity (usually in reference to pollution or environmental degradation); anthropometry is the scientific study of the measurements and proportions of the human body.

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