theriomorphic

or the·ri·o·mor·phous

[theer-ee-uh-mawr-fik]

Origin of theriomorphic

1880–85; < Greek thēriómorph(os) beast-shaped (thērío(n) wild beast + -morphos -morphous) + -ic
Related formsthe·ri·o·morph, noun
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theriomorphic

theriomorphous

adjective
  1. (esp of a deity) possessing or depicted in the form of a beast
Derived Formstheriomorph, noun

Word Origin for theriomorphic

C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape
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