skeuomorph

[ skyoo-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈskyu əˌmɔrf /

noun

an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

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Origin of skeuomorph

1889; <Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)

OTHER WORDS FROM skeuomorph

skeu·o·mor·phic, adjective
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