|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
anthropomorphism an·thro·po·mor·phism (ān'thrə-pə-môr'fĭz'əm)
The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects.
(an-thruh-puh-mawr-fiz-uhm) The attributing of human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena, or to God. To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.