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"I'm strictly an ivory-tower person. I can explain things but I can't do things."
- Isaac Asimov

Humanoid  
  An alien with a human-like shape and appearance.  

This is probably the first use of this word in science fiction, but the word itself was probably used somewhat earlier in scientific literature.

The president delegate’s voice boomed out then: “Delegates! The system of Sol has discovered the secret of interstellar travel and by that act becomes eligible for entrance into the Galactic Federation.”

A storm of approving shouts arose from those present and the Arcturian raised a hand for silence.

“I have here,” he continued, “the official report from Alpha Centauri, on whose fifth planet the Humanoids of Sol have landed. The report is entirely satisfactory and so the ban upon travel into and communication with the Solarian System is lifted. Sol is free, and open to the ships of the Federation...

From Homo Sol, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1941
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