-oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic

(Greek: a suffix; like, resembling, similar to, form)

alipoid, alipoidic
Characterized by the absence of lipoids.
alisphenoid (s) (noun), alisphenoids (pl)
The wing-like portion of the sphenoid forming part of the cranium; ala temporalis: In class, Greg learned about the alisphenoid, a wing shaped bone located at the bottom of the skull just unde the eyes.
A propagative bud, differing from a vegetative bud; a bulbil, as of some lilies.
A cell or organism having two or more sets of chromosomes derived from parents of different species or genera.
A condition in which there are two or more chromosome sets derived from two different species or genera
allotriploid (s) (noun), allotriploids (pl)
Relating to a hybrid individual or cell with two or more sets of chromosomes derived from two different ancestral species; depending on the number of multiples of haploid sets.
amoeboid, ameboid
1. Like an amoeba; especially, in having a variable irregular shape.
2. Of or resembling an ameba, or amoeba; especially, in changeability of form and means of locomotion.
3. Having an irregular or asymmetric outline with peripheral projections, as the outline of a group of cells growing in a nutrient culture.
Having a diploid set (cell with a full set of genetic material) of chromosomes derived from each parent.
1. A starchlike substance; characterized by starchlike staining properties.
2. In pathology, a hard waxy deposit consisting of protein and polysaccharides that results from the degeneration of tissue.
3. A homogenous, waxy substance composed of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues by certain diseases.
4. A nonnitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch.
Seemingly without blood vessels.
Resembling, or similar to, the elbow, or elbows.
androgynoid (adjective), more androgynoid, most androgynoid
A reference to a male resembling a female; or possessing female features.
android (s) (noun), androids (pl)
1. Resembling a man; manlike (such as a robot); andromorphous.
2. An automaton resembling a man; manlike.
3. In science fiction, a robot that looks and behaves like a human being; especially, a man.

An android is working for andric human.

This is an example of an android who is working for an andric human. For the female equivalent, see gynoid.

The origin of the word robot

In 1920, a Czech playwright, Karel Capek, wrote R.U.R., a play in which automata are mass-produced by an Englishman named Rossum. The automata are meant to do the world’s work and to make a better life for human beings, but in the end they rebeled, wiped out humanity, and started a new race of intelligent life.

Rossum comes from a Czech word, rozum, meaning "reason"; and R.U.R. stands for "Rossum’s Universal Robots", where robot is a Czech word for "worker", with the implication of involuntary servitude, so that it might be translated as "serf" or "slave".

The popularity of the play threw the old term "automaton" out of use. The new term, "robot" has replaced it in every language, so that now a robot is commonly thought of as any artificial device (often pictured in at least vaguely human form) that will perform functions ordinarily thought to be appropriate for human beings.

New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov;
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984, p. 866.

Despite what many people think, all robots are not androids! They may be observed as androids if they have the appearance of being masculine; however, if they show feminine characteristics, then they should be considered gynoids; as shown at this link. Of course, if a robot does not show masculine nor feminine features, then it probably should be called by its neuterized term of robot (neither feminine nor masculine). We can also create a new word: neuteroid. So, we now have three gender-characterized robots: androids, gynoids, and neuteroids.

After coming up with the neuteroid idea, a Google search was made to see if the word existed; and, what do you know, there was ONE and only one neuteroid reference which happened to be a science-fiction story created by an anonymous writer at the University of Missouri Rolla, "Missouri's Premier Technological Research University".

A current attempt to see the story via a link resulted in finding out that it no longer exists!

The writer made the same distinctions between android, gynoid, and neuteroid; just as it has been presented in this section.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; typo-.