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zoa

[ zoh-uh ]
/ ˈzoʊ ə /
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noun
plural of zoon.
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Other definitions for zoa (2 of 2)

-zoa

a combining form meaning “animals,” “organisms” of the kind specified by the initial element, used in the names of classes in zoology: Protozoa.

Origin of -zoa

<New Latin <Greek zôia, plural of zôion animal; see zoon
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British Dictionary definitions for zoa (1 of 2)

zoa
/ (ˈzəʊə) /

noun
the plural of zoon

British Dictionary definitions for zoa (2 of 2)

-zoa

suffix forming plural proper nouns
indicating groups of animal organismsMetazoa

Word Origin for -zoa

from New Latin, from Greek zōia, plural of zōion animal, living being
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