aniconic

[an-ahy-kon-ik]
adjective
  1. not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.: an aniconic religion.
  2. not forming an image.
  3. of or relating to aniconism.

Origin of aniconic

First recorded in 1890–95; an-1 + iconic
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aniconic

adjective
  1. (of images of deities, symbols, etc) not portrayed in a human or animal form

Word Origin for aniconic

C19: from an- + iconic
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