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zoomorphic Line breaks: zoo|morph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌzuːə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk/
/ˌzəʊə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk/ /zuːˈmɔːfɪk/

Definition of zoomorphic in English:


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.


Pronunciation: /ˌzuːəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/
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.


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

Words that rhyme with zoomorphic

anamorphic, biomorphic, metamorphic, Orphic, polymorphic
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