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zoomorphic

[zoh-uh-mawr-fik] /ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
2.
characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms.
3.
representing or using animal forms.
Origin of zoomorphic
1870-1875
1870-75; zoo- + -morphic
Related forms
zoomorph, noun
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  • What I have termed the sthetic life-history may occur to the zoomorph at any or all of these stages of religious decadence.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
Word Origin and History for zoomorph

zoomorphic

adj.

1872, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + morphe "shape" (see Morpheus) + -ic.

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