zoomorphic

[ zoh-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk /

adjective

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.

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Origin of zoomorphic

First recorded in 1870–75; zoo- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM zoomorphic

zo·o·morph, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for zoomorphic

  • In the mind of the savage the world is peopled by a host of mythic beings, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic.

  • They cook by means of heated stones and have zoomorphic masks.

    Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane