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zoomorphic

[ zoh-uh-mawr-fik ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
  2. characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms.
  3. representing or using animal forms.


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Other Words From

  • zoo·morph noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of zoomorphic1

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

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Example Sentences

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.

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