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zoomorphic

Syllabification: zo·o·mor·phic
Pronunciation: /ˌzōəˈmôrfik
 
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Definition of zoomorphic in English:

adjective

Having or representing animal forms or gods of animal form: pottery decorated with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic designs
More example sentences
  • While the story, the script, and the five ornate zoomorphic initials accord well with our expectations of the elite Komnenian book culture, the images seem incongruous.
  • There are two types of sculpted zoomorphic figures: generic four-legged animals and figures of specific animals.
  • While not well preserved, the elegant carving of the zoomorphic chair displays elongated proportions similar to those seen on the Megiddo ivory.

Origin

late 19th century: from zoo- 'of animals' + Greek morphē 'form' + -ic.

Derivatives

zoomorphism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmôrˌfizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • Perhaps because the story so cleverly weaves scientific and interreligious themes together, I began to wonder whether zoomorphism might provide some insight into the question of religious pluralism.
  • My paintings are non-objective and contain aspects of symbolism and zoomorphism.

Words that rhyme with zoomorphic

anamorphic, biomorphic, metamorphic, Orphic, polymorphic

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