-zoon


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.

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Origin of -zoon

see origin at zoon
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British Dictionary definitions for -zoon

-zoon


n combining form

indicating an individual animal or an independently moving entity derived from an animalspermatozoon

Word Origin for -zoon

from Greek zōion animal
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Medicine definitions for -zoon

-zoon


suff.

Animal; independently moving organic unit:spermatozoon.
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