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

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.

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