biomorph

[ bahy-oh-mawrf ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌmɔrf /

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.

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Origin of biomorph

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

OTHER WORDS FROM biomorph

bi·o·mor·phic, adjectivebi·o·mor·phism, noun
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Example sentences 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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