- anthropology [an΄thrō päl′ə jē, an΄thrəpäl′ə jē]n.[ ANTHROPO- + -LOGY]the study of humans, esp. of the variety, physical and cultural characteristics, distribution, customs, social relationships, etc. of humanityanthropological [an΄thrəpō läj′i kəl, an΄thrəpəläj′i kəl]adj.anthropologicanthropologicallyadv.
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