Pronunciation: (zō'on), [key]
pl. zo•aPronunciation: (zō'u). [key]
Biol. Rare.
1. any of the individuals of a compound organism.
2. any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg.
3. zooid.


a combining form meaning “animal,” “organism” of the kind specified by the initial element, often corresponding to zoological class names ending in -zoa, with -zoon used to name a single member of such a class: protozoon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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