[ zoh-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk /
of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms.
representing or using animal forms.
They Call It Puppy Love And Other Animal-inspired PhrasesWe often attribute emotions and other human characteristics to animals. This is called anthropomorphism . Similarly, we also describe people using animal characteristics. You might, for example, say my teenage son “eats like a horse,” meaning he’s a growing boy and consumes a lot of food. This is called zoomorphism . Zoomorphism also includes assigning animal-like qualities to gods and inanimate objects. The term comes from …
Related formszo·o·morph, noun
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What I have termed the sthetic life-history may occur to the zoomorph at any or all of these stages of religious decadence.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon