zoomorphic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1872 1. having the form of an animal 2. of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes • zoomorph noun

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  • zoomorphic — [zō΄ə môr′fik] adj. [ ZOO + MORPHIC] of or having animal form [a zoomorphic deity] …   English World dictionary

  • Zoomorphic — o [ o]*mor phic, a. [Zo[ o] + Gr. ? form.] Of or pertaining to zo[ o]morphism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoomorphic — (adj.) 1872, from comb. form of Gk. zoion animal (see ZOO (Cf. zoo)) + morphe shape (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • zoomorphic — adjective /zoʊəˈmɔɹfɪk/ Having the shape, form, or likeness of an animal. The zoomorphic Hindu god has the head of an elephant …   Wiktionary

  • zoomorphic — zoomorph, n. /zoh euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining 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… …   Universalium

  • zoomorphic — adj. of or pertaining to zoomorphism; having an animal form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoomorphic —    In the shape of or having the attributes of an animal …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • zoomorphic — [ˌzu:ə(ʊ) mɔ:fɪk, ˌzəʊə(ʊ) , zu: mɔ:fɪk] adjective having or representing animal forms or gods of animal form. Derivatives zoomorphism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • zoomorphic — zo·o·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • zoomorphic — zo•o•mor•phic [[t]ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining 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… …   From formal English to slang

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