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.
They cook by means of heated stones and have zoomorphic masks.
Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
In the mind of the savage the world is peopled by a host of mythic beings, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic.
Canyons of the Colorado J. W. Powell
1872, from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + morphe “shape” (see Morpheus) + -ic.
representation, as in ornament. conception, as of a deity. noun the conception or representation of deities in the form of animals the use of animal forms or symbols in art, literature, etc
- Zoom out
verb (intransitive, adverb) (photog, films, television) to decrease rapidly the magnification of the image of a distant object by means of a zoom lens to consider the essential points, rather than the details of a subject
- Zoom shot
zoomastigophorea Zoomastigophorea Zo·o·mas·ti·go·pho·re·a (zō’ə-mās’tĭ-gō-fôr’ē-ə, -gŏf’ə-rē’ə) n. A class of flagellates having animal-like rather than plantlike characteristics, including parasites such as trypanosomes and trichomonads.
noun a passion for animals Word Origin zoo- ‘animal’ Historical Examples His principal work is zoomania, or the laws of organic life , for which he was accused of Atheism. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler