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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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These purely inorganic hierarchical materials, discovered by the IP of this project, form under geochemically plausible conditions and closely resemble typical biologically induced mineral textures and shapes, thus the name biomorphs .
They replaced it with asymmetrical, nature-inspired forms that foreshadow the biomorphs and streamlined shapes of the 20th century.
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A further section describes the biomorphs in more detail and considers various explanations put forward for the figures.
The compositions are clumpy and his biomorphs lack personality.
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William Baziotes, that painter of cryptic biomorphs, considered him a hero.