biomorphic

adjective

bio·​mor·​phic ˌbī-ō-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce biomorphic (audio)
: resembling or suggesting the forms of living organisms
biomorphic sculptures
biomorphic images

Examples of biomorphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design enables visuo-haptic nonverbal communication between humans and robots and improves the robot’s aesthetics by enhancing its biomorphic qualities. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Nov. 2023 At his studio in Frogtown, shaping the material into complex organic forms — for example, the negative space in an undulating biomorphic stool’s bronze latticework seat — is one of his most labor-intensive tasks. Zoey Poll, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Having reduced her subjects to their geometric archetypes, Lowman then engagingly tempers the sails’ right-angled simplicity with biomorphic complexity. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 The Australian designer has been selling diaphanous layered tanks and second-skin tops with biomorphic cutouts for years. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 14 July 2023 Yashnyk’s fundamental interest is gender, and her biomorphic mash-ups challenge categories that are more societal than physical in origin. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 Does the painting suggest mathematical or biomorphic ideas? Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Even as they were passed over for gallery and institutional support in favor of the Rothkos and Pollocks, these women explored the untended shores of biomorphic, geometric, hard-edged, and allover abstraction — mapping new territories, forming a nutrient-rich tidal pool of artistic life. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 1 Sep. 2021 Models walked underneath a colossal sculpture by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos created from mixed media and fabric scraps that called to mind one of Joan Miro’s biomorphic shapes or an elaborate sea creature piñata, while kaleidoscopic lights flashed and danced through the space. April Long, Town & Country, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biomorphic was in 1895

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“Biomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomorphic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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