biomorph

[ bahy-oh-mawrf ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌmɔrf /
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noun

a painted, drawn, or sculptured free form or design suggestive in shape of a living organism, especially an ameba or protozoan: The paintings of Joan Miró are often notable for their playful, bright-colored biomorphs.

Nearby words

  1. biomicroscopy,
  2. biomimetic,
  3. biomimetics,
  4. biomimicry,
  5. biomodeling,
  6. biomorphic,
  7. bion,
  8. biondi,
  9. bionecrosis,
  10. bionic

Origin of biomorph

First recorded in 1890–95; bio- + -morph

Related formsbi·o·mor·phic, adjectivebi·o·mor·phism, noun

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Examples from the Web for biomorph

  • To speak somewhat figuratively, heteromorphism is a sort of disease that may attack the skeuomorph or the biomorph.

    Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon


British Dictionary definitions for biomorph

biomorph

/ (ˈbaɪəʊˌmɔːf) /

noun

a set of two-dimensional branching biomorphic images that can be used to illustrate evolutionary concepts
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