zoomorphism

[ zoh-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm ]

noun
  1. zoomorphic representation, as in ornament.

  2. zoomorphic conception, as of a deity.

Origin of zoomorphism

1
First recorded in 1830–40; zoomorph(ic) + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for zoomorphism

zoomorphism

/ (ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm) /


noun
  1. the conception or representation of deities in the form of animals

  2. the use of animal forms or symbols in art, literature, etc

Derived forms of zoomorphism

  • zoomorphic, adjective

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