biomorph

[bahy-oh-mawrf]

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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British Dictionary definitions for biomorphic

biomorphic

adjective

having the form of a living organism

biomorph

noun

a set of two-dimensional branching biomorphic images that can be used to illustrate evolutionary concepts
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Word Origin and History for biomorphic

biomorphic

adj.

1895, from bio- + Greek morphe "form" (see Morpheus) + -ic.

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