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the·ri·o·mor·phic(thîr′ē-ə-môr′fĭk) also the·ri·o·mor·phous (-fəs)
Thought of as having the form of a beast. Used of a deity.
[Greek thērion, diminutive of thēr, wild beast; see theropod + -morphic.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) (esp of a deity) possessing or depicted in the form of a beast
[C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape]
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the•ri•o•mor•phic(ˌθɪər i əˈmɔr fɪk)
(of deities) thought of or represented as having the form of animals.
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