Zoomorph



of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms.
representing or using animal forms.
Historical Examples

What I have termed the sthetic life-history may occur to the zoomorph at any or all of these stages of religious decadence.
Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon

adj.

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

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