biomorphic

adjective
bio·​mor·​phic | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce biomorphic (audio) \

Definition of biomorphic

: resembling or suggesting the forms of living organisms biomorphic sculptures biomorphic images

Examples of biomorphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This fieldwork led to the discovery of the new Nazca lines, which feature 40 biomorphic glyphs depicting animals, plants or people. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Identify 143 New Nazca Lines," 11 Dec. 2014 One of Burle Marx’s signature elements was the use of biomorphic paving patterns, with walkways functioning as part of the site’s aesthetics, not just a way through it, Forrest says. Washington Post, "Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect," 30 July 2019 Atop each plinth, Corkery positions a biomorphic fiberboard cutout, squirmy in the mode of Hans Arp. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Artist digs into Bauhaus history at Harvard," 19 June 2019 Gerard's renowned for launching a renaissance in Dutch design in the early '70s, breaking away from the solid-wood furniture the Netherlands was known for to incorporate plusher, more biomorphic (and contemporary) shapes. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Everybody's Asking About Hilary Duff's Epic Leather Sofa — Here's Where To Get It," 10 Sep. 2018 On the fifth floor, an informal office and meeting area features long, curving timber benches and biomorphic built-in shelving. Natalia Rachlin, New York Times, "A Shrine to Craftsmanship Inside a Silver London Townhouse," 11 Apr. 2018 Michelle Lougee crochets plastic bags into pointed, insinuating, enchantingly goofy biomorphic forms, also on view at Boston Sculptors. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Liz Shepherd and Michelle Lougee make the mundane memorable," 27 June 2018 Gravity-defying lightness struts its wondrous stuff in her abstract yet suggestively biomorphic pictures of suns (or sunflowers), planets (or soap bubbles), flora (or fauna), figures (or doodles), butterflies (or X-marks-the-spot gestures). David Pagel, latimes.com, "Laurie Nye paints her way to Venus. You can join the ride," 16 May 2018 The public and private spaces at Phantasma are rendered in lushly biomorphic Art Nouveau lines, and the arch of the show palace's stage cleverly incorporates a stylized evocation of the Phantom's mask. Daryl H. Miller, latimes.com, "'Love Never Dies,' a sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera,' struggles to abduct us," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of biomorphic

1895, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Biomorphic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomorphic. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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