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[[Humanoid]] is a ''body plan'', a basic description of the body structure of a single creature. Because of the wide spread of [[Humaniti]] the human body plan has become a standard.  
A humanoid body plan consists of an solid, unsegmented abdomen with two legs and two arms ending with hands as manipulators, and a head. The head contains both brain and the main senses. The overall layout is bilaterally symmetric, meaning a left and right side of the body. Finally the overall body has an upright structure, with the head at the highest point atop an upright abdomen.
== Description  ==
A ''body plan'' is a set of morphological features common to many members of a phylum of [[creature]]s used by [[biologist]]s, [[exobiologist]]s, and [[sophontologist]]s among others. The vertebrate body plan is one of many: invertebrates consist of many phyla. This term, usually applied to [[creature]]s, envisages a "blueprint" encompassing aspects such as [[symmetry]], [[segmentation]], and limb disposition. Evolutionary developmental biology seeks to explain the origins of diverse body plans.
The term is relevant to body-form only and has little use in science. There is no genetic relatedness that can be implied from similar form. e.g. A slug (non-Humanoid) is more closely related to a [[Human]] ([[Humanoid]] by definition) than a [[Vegan]] ([[Humanoid]]) is. [[Human]]s and [[Vegan]]s arose from entirely different ecologies.
The term ''confluence'' is a measure of closely related the body plan of two unrelated species are. Confluence is always in relation to selected baseline, so ''human confluence'' is how closely the body form resembles a human's, or how Humanoid the body plan is.
=== Related terms ===
; Semi-humanoid
: This is a creatures with most of the features of a humanoid body structure, but with a few obvious and external changes. Examples would include
:* [[Sydite]], with 4 arms instead of two. 
:* [[Vegan]], who have tentacles at the end of their arms, rather than hands.
; Non-Humanoid
: A creature with few, if any, of the humanoid body features. This is a broad category indicative of the Humaniti-centric view of the term.
== See also ==
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
|S1= [[T5 Core Rules]]
|S3= Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]

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