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a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “human,” used in the formation of compound words: anthropometry.
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Origin of anthropo-
<Greek, combining form of ánthrōpos human being, man
Words nearby anthropo-
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How to use anthropo- in a sentence
Very typical is the following satire on the intimate relation between anthropo- and arctomorphism.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
Ratzel performed the great service of placing anthropo-geography on a secure scientific basis.
The eternal flux of Nature runs through anthropo-geography, and warns against precipitate or rigid conclusions.
Failure to recognize this fact often enables superficial critics of anthropo-geography to make a brave show of argument.
As a science, anthropo-geography can deal only with large averages, and these exclude or minimize the exceptional individual.
British Dictionary definitions for anthropo-
indicating man or humananthropology; anthropomorphism
Word Origin for anthropo-
from Greek anthrōpos
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