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theriomorphic

[theer-ee-uh-mawr-fik] /ˌθɪər i əˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
(of deities) thought of or represented as having the form of beasts.
Also, theriomorphous.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek thēriómorph(os) beast-shaped (thērío(n) wild beast + -morphos -morphous) + -ic
Related forms
theriomorph, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theriomorphic

theriomorphic

/ˌθɪərɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(esp of a deity) possessing or depicted in the form of a beast
Derived Forms
theriomorph, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape
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