zoomorphic

zoomorphic
adjective /zoʊəˈmɔɹfɪk/
Having the shape, form, or likeness of an animal.

The zoomorphic Hindu god has the head of an elephant.


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  • zoomorphic — [zō΄ə môr′fik] adj. [ ZOO + MORPHIC] of or having animal form [a zoomorphic deity] …   English World dictionary

  • Zoomorphic — o [ o]*mor phic, a. [Zo[ o] + Gr. ? form.] Of or pertaining to zo[ o]morphism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoomorphic — (adj.) 1872, from comb. form of Gk. zoion animal (see ZOO (Cf. zoo)) + morphe shape (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Zoomorphic palette — The Zoomorphic palette is a type of cosmetic palette made during the predynastic period of Egypt. The palettes are found at burial sites, for example Abydos in the second half of the 4th millennium BC.Some of the animal types represented are… …   Wikipedia

  • zoomorphic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1872 1. having the form of an animal 2. of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes • zoomorph noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zoomorphic — zoomorph, n. /zoh euh mawr fik/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • zoomorphic — adj. of or pertaining to zoomorphism; having an animal form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoomorphic —    In the shape of or having the attributes of an animal …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • zoomorphic — [ˌzu:ə(ʊ) mɔ:fɪk, ˌzəʊə(ʊ) , zu: mɔ:fɪk] adjective having or representing animal forms or gods of animal form. Derivatives zoomorphism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • zoomorphic — zo·o·mor·phic …   English syllables

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