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brooch by Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935)


A nonrepresentational form or pattern that resembles a living organism in shape or appearance.

bi′o·mor′phic adj.
bi′o·mor′phism n.


(Genetics) a set of two-dimensional branching biomorphic images that can be used to illustrate evolutionary concepts


(ˈbaɪ oʊˌmɔrf)

a painted, drawn, or sculptured free form suggestive in shape of a living organism, esp. an ameba.
bi`o•mor′phic, adj.
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In addition, the critical nano-scale structural differences will be determined between abiologic artefacts such as carbon coatings on botryoidal quartz or adsorbed carbon on silica biomorphs and true microfossils in hydrothermal cherts.
I had in mind the calligraphic hybrid biomorphs of "The Plough and the Song," "The Betrothals," and "Agony," and their references to sex.
They replaced it with asymmetrical, nature-inspired forms that foreshadow the biomorphs and streamlined shapes of the 20th century.
Combined in composites whose rhythms are complicated by patterns of paint, they may suggest totems, yes, or stylized biomorphs, and their materials carry a burden of history and use.
He said, 'I foresee in the next five years needing a full time team just to retire Biomorphs who escape from their masters during city-wide role-play games.
Contrasting absolutely with the flash of Gehry's sparkling biomorphs are the quiet chapels designed by Fay Jones in the 1980s, beginning with the Thorncrown Chapel near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 1980.
There is another mathematical space filled, not with biomorphs but with flesh and blood animals made of billions of cells, each containing tens of thousands of genes.
In northern Chile, explanations for the purpose(s) of the thousands of geoglyphs of biomorphs and geometric motifs that have been known since the mid-nineteenth century have changed over time, depending upon current prevailing theories.
The compositions are clumpy and his biomorphs lack personality.