icono-, icon-

(Greek: image, likeness; form of a person or object; a sacred, holy, or religious representaion)

iconophilia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The love of images: Mr. Morse had a whole collection of articles and books on iconophilia and even went to art museums where he could learn even more about icons and coloured illustrations of all kinds. :
Someone who hates or dreads the sight of images (statues, drawings, paintings, etc).
iconophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A hatred or dread of images: Sally evidently had had a very bad experience when she had to present information about a certain drawing in her art class, and since then she has had iconophobia, with a strong aversion towards statues, drawings, and paintings.
iconophobic (adjective), more iconophobic, most iconophobic
Pertaining to an individual who has an extreme dislike of images: Alfred didn't go to the museum with the rest of the group because he was iconophobic and couldn't stand sculptures, drawings, paintings, or sketches, especially those which were of religious nature.
An iconophor is an image whose first distinctive feature consists of the letter which begins the name of its referent.
Someone who makes images (or icons).
An early form of television or video camera tube in which an image is converted into electrical impulses or electric waves.
iconostasis (s) (noun), iconostases (pl)
In Eastern Christian churches, a screen or partition with images and figures that separates the sanctuary from the nave: When Gary was visiting the place of worship in the city, he noticed the iconostasis in the front which had some doors and many tiers of likenesses and representations of holy objects and scenes.
A myth or tradition that has its origin in a misrepresentation of an earlier one.
The accidental or deliberate misinterpretation by one culture of the icons or myths of an earlier one; especially, so as to bring them into accord with those of the later one.
1. A representation, drawing, or photograph of a type of specimen.
2. In zoology, an illustration of a type of an organism specimen.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; -oid; typo-.

Related "holy, sacred" word families: hagio-; hiero-; sacro-; sanct-.