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1 definition by Nonlinear

 
1.
An animal-like robot; a machine or man-made automaton that resembles and acts like an animal of a specific type or species. Compare to Android.

The term originated during the making of the sci-fi/cyberpunk film "Blade Runner" to describe the artificially created animals bought and sold as pets and status symbols.
"The owl is not real, it's a machine--an animoid."
by Nonlinear January 06, 2009