Definition of biomorph in English:


Line breaks: bio|morph
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊmɔːf


  • 1A decorative form or object based on or resembling a living organism.
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    • Favoured motifs include the stylized biomorphs, such as the cat demon, and bodiless heads.
    • A green crenellated line bisecting one half of a window is echoed in the other half by a vertical chain of red biomorphs outlined in yellow.
    • Working mostly with polyester resin, he has created a series of crypto-functional biomorphs that thrive on category confusion: you're as likely to wonder what they do as what they mean.
  • 1.1A graphical representation of an organism generated on a computer, used to model evolution.
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    • For example, Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins, in his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, describes his fascination with ‘biomorphs’ - simple computerized two-dimensional branching patterns that seem to evolve right in front of his eyes.
    • The top-left biomorph is the parent and the other eleven are its children (differing by one randomly selected gene).
    • Each biomorph is constituted of 9 genes.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmɔːfɪk/
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  • The message these award-winning elasticated biomorphic globules and tumbling-dice skull shapes bring (in bone-grey against simmering orange) is not one of joy or satisfaction, but rather one of anguish.
  • These boards are in turn supported by playful, biomorphic iron stands that give a sculptura form (at least when viewed from the rear) to the otherwise two-dimensional, photo-derived objects.
  • In other words, the works all draw inspiration from nature and biomorphic shapes, representing a widespread artistic convention of the World War II and post-war period.

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