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zoomorphic

[zoh-uh-mawr-fik] /ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
2.
characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms.
3.
representing or using animal forms.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; zoo- + -morphic
Related forms
zoomorph, noun
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Word Origin and History for zoomorph

zoomorphic

adj.

1872, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + morphe "shape" (see Morpheus) + -ic.

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