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An animal with human-like characteristics. A human with animal-like characteristics can also be called an anthro, but technically they are not.

An anthro is, technically, an animal that can: a) walk upright, b) talk, or talk somewhat (AKA has human vocal chords), c) has human features (i.e. a centaur, half human, half horse), d) has the bone structure of a human, with some of its animal counterpart (i.e. a cat-anthro that although looks like a human, can jump like a cat). These characteristics separate anthros from humans with cat ears and tail (or something like that).
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Jeremy was an anthro wolf. His nails were abnormally long, and his hair was scruffy like a wolfs hide. Ears protruded from his head, which followed sounds as as full wolfs would. Long tail protruding from his back swished side-to-side. Jeremy leaned against a rock, waiting for another of his kind.
by Luna Katherine Space December 24, 2003
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Of the Greek origin "anthropos"

1- man, human.
anthropology: study of man
anthropomorphic: shaped like man
and so on.

2- (slang) commonly used among fans of anthropomorphic or furry works (illustrations, paintings, comics, writing) as short hand for anthropomorph. While it's usage is incorrect, most people abide by the "STFU and die" rule; as in, it's become popular and recognized by such definition, though everyone knows that it's incorrect, it's too late to change it.

(Also, FIDs (Furries In Denial) must get over themselves before we can all just go back to calling ourselves furs)
1- "Next semester I'm taking Anthropology 101"

2- "I don't draw "furries", I draw anthros."
by Jester October 08, 2004
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Unlike what most think Anthropomorphic means to transfer human characteristics on to an object, animal or machine (eg Robots, Furries, The mushrooms in Super Mario ETC)

Therefore the usage is correct
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1. A person who refuses to identify as a furry, probably because of their bad name or fruity nature.
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An animal like a wolf that has features of a human. This can be a cat, walrus, whale, or any animal. Many do art in this catergory, like my picture of the grey wolf.
I was an anthro wolf that name was clear as I was- my name was anto.
by I am Iron Man April 08, 2006
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A word derived from the ancient Greek word "anthropos", which means HUMAN, having HUMAN characteristics, or relating to HUMAN.

It does NOT relate to lower-order animals.
Now how is it that these deluded furry fanatics use the word anthro to relate to talking animals? Haven't they ever taken Anthropology, or checked the fucking dictionary for the definition of anthro?
by sarcastic July 12, 2004
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A word used by sick furries in order to pretend they aren't furries, when they still in fact draw animal-people.
"I'm not a furry, I just like anthro-doggies!"
by Daniel January 20, 2005
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