Definition of ratomorphic in English:

ratomorphic

adjective

  • Designating a view that human beings possess certain of the characteristics or attributes of rats; relating to or characterized by such a view. Also more generally: viewing or interpreting human behaviour in animal terms.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Arthur Koestler (1905–1983), novelist and journalist. From rat + -o- + -morphic, after anthropomorphic.

Pronunciation

ratomorphic

/ˌratə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk/