Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to something resembling a centaur in shape — particularly, a creature having a humanoid torso adjoining a quadrupedal body.
  • n. A creature resembling a centaur.

Etymologies

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centaur +‎ -oid

Examples

  • A centauroid body atop seven sharp-jointed legs, with a pair of jack-knife arms held curled and ready.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The F'thk visitors, led by Ambassador H'FFL, are taller than humans, scaled, and vaguely centauroid.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • The long-extinct fossil species from Krulchuk serving as the prototype for the tall centauroid robots presented to humanity as interstellar emissaries: the F'thk.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • “The, ah, the Rowra is an old military felino-centauroid,” he explained hastily.

    Hokas Pokas

  • There was a shy centauroid creature put together backward, with the humanlike part in the rear.

    The Silver Spike

  • A centauroid himself, he stretched four and a half meters on his four cloven hoofs, including the mighty tail.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Otherwise she spied a centauroid Donarrian; the shiny integuments of three Irumclagians; a couple of tailed, green-skinned Shalmuans; and-and-

    The Game Of Empire

  • "The, ah, the Rowra is an old military felino-centauroid," he explained hastily.

    Hokas Pokas

  • One was nonhuman, a Donarrian centauroid, bigger than the armored men themselves; he bore an assortment of weapons on his otherwise nude frame, but had left them holstered in favor of a battleax.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • A nuclear howitzer was mounted on the Donarrian's centauroid back, a man astride to fire it.

    Agent Of The Terran Empire

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