zoo-


a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal,” used in the formation of compound words: zoometry; zooplankton.

Nearby words

  1. zonule,
  2. zonulitis,
  3. zonulolysis,
  4. zoo,
  5. zoo doo,
  6. zoobiotic,
  7. zoochem.,
  8. zoochemistry,
  9. zoochlorella,
  10. zoochore

Also especially before a vowel, zo-.

Origin of zoo-

combining form representing Greek zôion animal

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British Dictionary definitions for zoo-

zoo-

before a vowel zo-

combining form

indicating animalszooplankton

Word Origin for zoo-

from Greek zōion animal

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Medicine definitions for zoo-

zoo-

pref.

Animal; animal kingdom:zoonosis.

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