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theroid Line breaks: ther|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪərɔɪd/

Definition of theroid in English:

adjective

rare
Resembling an animal; bestial.
Example sentences
  • Dr. Ingrid Skinner disappeared with a number of theroid specimens that have mutated into monsters.
  • His harrowing experience of exile has turned him into a theroid monster.
  • In vain does Geology lay bare the Tertiary formation, with its enormous theroid mammalia, far surpassing in size the largest animals we are acquainted with.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek thēr 'beast' + -oid.

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