- A deity that has the form or traits of an animal.
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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 — adjective /zoʊəˈmɔɹfɪk/ Having the shape, form, or likeness of an animal. The zoomorphic Hindu god has the head of an elephant … Wiktionary
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
zoomorphic — zo•o•mor•phic [[t]ˌzoʊ əˈmɔr fɪk[/t]] 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… … From formal English to slang