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theriomorphic

[theer-ee-uh-mawr-fik]
adjective
(of deities) thought of or represented as having the form of beasts.
Also, theriomorphous.


Origin:
1880–85; < Greek thēriómorph(os) beast-shaped (thērío(n) wild beast + -morphos -morphous) + -ic

theriomorph, noun
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theriomorphic or theriomorphous (ˌθɪərɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
(esp of a deity) possessing or depicted in the form of a beast
 
[C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape]
 
theriomorphous or theriomorphous
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape]
 
'theriomorph or theriomorphous
 
n

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