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variant of zoo- before a vowel:
zooid. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for zo
Historical Examples
  • Now, I hafen't got any beguliaridies, and zo it's no good drying to imidade me.'

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Tell me what the book says about gifts revocable—that is what concerns me and zo.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Besides, Antoine is in the humor just now to refuse nothing for sake of zo.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • zo twitched her mother's arm nervously, as a hint not to say too much.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • zo they wos, but Eli took 'em to a plaace ovver by Kynance Cove.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • The particles ca and zo, as has been said above, are used as interrogatives.

  • Now, Seorita, if I hold you not zo far out as you like, tell me.

    Under the Southern Cross

    Elizabeth Robins
  • zo Ology, who has a large garden with all kinds of creatures in it.

    The Crown of Success

    Charlotte Maria Tucker
  • Thus is explained the strange cloaking of the purpose attributed to zo.

    Delusion and Dream Wilhelm Jensen
  • zo now feels obliged to leave at once, to be company for her father at the Sole.

    Delusion and Dream Wilhelm Jensen
British Dictionary definitions for zo


noun (pl) zos, zhos, dzos, zo, zho, dzo
a Tibetan breed of cattle, developed by crossing the yak with common cattle
Word Origin
C20: from Tibetan


combining form
a variant (before a vowel) of zoo-
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zo in Medicine

zo- pref.
Variant of zoo-.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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