There are many confusing or unknown a.s.o. words in ANK
This is good place ask if you dont understand.
In the novel they use some words with what they describe for excample Iason, elithe and other Tanagura citysens. *Humanoid*
"A humanoid is a hybrid term formed from Latin humanus "human" and the Greek -oeides expressing likeness.
The term was coined in 1918 to refer to fossils considered close to human but not strictly human, including species now classified as Homo such as the Neanderthals.
The term more generally refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human, including upright stance and bipedalism. This includes anthropomorphic creatures in mythology as well as humanoid robots, especially in the context of science fiction and fantasy fiction" Humanoid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Androids are a staple of science fiction. Authors have used the term android in more diverse ways than robot or cyborg. In some fictional works, the difference between a robot and android is only their appearance, with androids being made to look like humans on the outside but with robot-like internal mechanics. In other stories, authors have used the word "android" to mean a wholly organic, yet artificial, creation. Other fictional depictions of androids fall somewhere in between." Android - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A cyborg is a cybernetic organism (i.e., an organism that has both artificial and natural systems). The term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space...... The cyborg is often seen today merely as an organism that has enhanced abilities due to technology but this perhaps oversimplifies the category of feedback.
Fictional cyborgs are portrayed as a synthesis of organic and synthetic parts, and frequently pose the question of difference between human and machine as one concerned with morality, free will, and empathy. Fictional cyborgs may be represented as visibly mechanical or as almost indistinguishable from humans " Cyborg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Artificial is something which is not natural. Its original sense, related to artifact and artifice, refers to a product of human endeavor; a more English but gendered synonym is man-made, a non-gendered one is human-made. It is also used to mean "false", a substitute for the real thing, as in artificial turf or artificial sweetener." Artificial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castration (also referred to as: gelding, spaying, neutering, fixing, orchiectomy, oophorectomy, and orchidectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testes or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. The term is more commonly applied to males. Castration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia