anthropology [an-thr uh- pol- uh-jee] Examples Word Origin the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind. the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals. the science of humans and their works. Also called philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind. Related forms an·thro·po·log·i·cal , [an-thr uh-p uh- loj-i-k uh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb pseu·do·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anthropologic n.
"science of the natural history of man," 1590s, originally especially of the relation between physiology and psychology, from Modern Latin
anthropologia or coined independently in English from anthropo- + -logy. In Aristotle, anthropologos is used literally, as "speaking of man."
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anthropologic in Medicine anthropology [ăn′thrə-pŏl ′ə-jē] The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans. Related forms an′thro•pol ′o•gist n.
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anthropology [ăn′thrə-pŏl ′ə-jē] The scientific study of humans, especially of their origin, their behavior, and their physical, social, and cultural development.
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The scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.
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