Uropod vs Anthropoid - What's the difference?

uropod | anthropoid |


As nouns the difference between uropod and anthropoid

is that uropod is (anatomy) either of the two posterior abdominal appendages of the lobster, shrimp and some other crustaceans while anthropoid is an anthropoid animal.

As an adjective anthropoid is

having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance.

uropod

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) either of the two posterior abdominal appendages of the lobster, shrimp and some other crustaceans
  • (immunology) the hind part of polarized leukocytes, mostly involved in cell-to-cell interaction, cell activation and apoptosis
  • See also

    *endopodite *exopodite *telson

    anthropoid

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • having characteristics of a human being, usually in terms of shape or appearance
  • having characteristics of an ape
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An anthropoid animal.
  • * 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 1
  • The tribe of anthropoids over which Kerchak ruled with an iron hand and bared fangs, numbered some six or eight families, each family consisting of an adult male with his females and their young, numbering in all some sixty or seventy apes.

    See also

    * humanoid