Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: Zoomorphic

The Merriam-Webster Word of the Day is zoomorphic. Read on for what it means, how it’s used, and more.

What It Means

Zoomorphic means “having the form of an animal.”

// Using cookie cutters, the children made zoomorphic treats to bring to the bake sale.


“Wow what a wonderful stoneware vase. … The zoomorphic ram’s head handles add real pizzazz to the visual impact.” — John Sikorski, The Gainesville (Florida) Sun, 29 May 2021

Did You Know?

Zoomorphic comes from zôion, meaning “animal,” and -morphic, an adjective combining form meaning “having (such) a form” and from Greek morphē, “form.”

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