zoomorphism

noun
zo·​o·​mor·​phism
plural -s

Definition of zoomorphism

1 : the representation of deity in the form or with the attributes of the lower animals
2 : the use of animal forms in art or symbolism

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History and Etymology for zoomorphism

International Scientific Vocabulary zo- + -morphism

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“Zoomorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoomorphism. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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