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android

 [an´droid]
resembling a human being.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·dro·mor·phous

(an-drō-mōr'fŭs),
Having a male form or habitus.
Synonym(s): android
[andro- + G. morphē, form]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

android

1. A non-biological organism having human characteristics. A synthetic person or humanoid robot.
2. Man-like, male-like, as of the pelvis. Compare gynaecoid.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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