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zoomorphicChadic, Cycladic, Helladic, maenadic, nomadic, sporadic, triadic •heraldic • Icelandic • asdic •bardic, Haggadic, Lombardic, Sephardic •medic, paramedic, Samoyedic •Wendic • Vedic •comedic, cyclopedic, encyclopedic, medick, orthopaedic (US orthopedic) •acidic, Druidic, hasidic •dik-dik •Indic, syndic •aperiodic, episodic, geodic, melodic, methodic, monodic, parodic, periodic, prosodic, psalmodic, rhapsodic, Roddick, spasmodic, threnodic •Nordic •ludic, pudic •Talmudic •autobiographic, autographic, bibliographic, biographic, calligraphic, cartographic, choreographic, cinematographic, cryptographic, demographic, geographic, graphic, hagiographic, historiographic, holographic, hydrographic, iconographic, lithographic, monographic, orthographic, palaeographic (US paleographic), photographic, pictographic, pornographic, reprographic, Sapphic, seraphic, stenographic, telegraphic, traffic, typographic, xerographic •Efik, malefic •Delphic, Guelphic •anaglyphic, beatific, calorific, colorific, hieroglyphic, honorific, horrific, Indo-Pacific, pacific, prolific, scientific, soporific, specific, terrific, transpacific, triglyphic •catastrophic, dystrophic, philosophic, strophic, theosophic, trophic •anamorphic, biomorphic, metamorphic, Orphic, polymorphic, zoomorphic •Kufic, Sufic •demagogic • yogic

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Zoömorphic or New Animal architecture. Late-C20 and early-C21 architecture characterized by wavy and flowing lines, loose, amorphous shapes, and, sometimes, with exteriors resembling carapaces. Examples might include Future Systems's Selfridge's Building in Birmingham (2001–3), Cook & Fournier's Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria (2000–3), and certain works by Calatrava and Gehry. Such structures are essentially inimical to established urban fabric, and would be anathema to protagonists of New Urbanism. See biomorph.

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Aldersley- and Williams (2003)

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zo·o·mor·phic / ˌzōəˈmôrfik/ • adj. having or representing animal forms or gods of animal form: pottery decorated with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic designs. DERIVATIVES: zo·o·mor·phism n.

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zoömorph. Representation of an animal form. Zoömorphic ornament is anything featuring stylized animal forms (e.g. in Art Nouveau, Celtic, and Romanesque design).