a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “human,” used in the formation of compound words: anthropometry.

Origin of anthropo-

< Greek, combining form of ánthrōpos human being, man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for anthropo-


combining form

indicating man or humananthropology; anthropomorphism

Word Origin for anthropo-

from Greek anthrōpos
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Medical definitions for anthropo-



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