any of the individuals of a compound organism.
any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg.
- zo·on·al [zoh-uh-nl], /ˈzoʊ ə nl/, adjective
Other definitions for -zoon (2 of 2)
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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How to use zoon in a sentence
Lay hold on the poor devil, right end foremost, zoon as I have stopped uns praching.Cripps, the Carrier | R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
He gave Hyde both hands; he called him "mijn zoon;" he stooped, and put the little lad's arms around his neck.The Bow of Orange Ribbon | Amelia E. Barr
I wudden trouble, Maaster Jasper; ship c'n nibble a lot on a dewy mornin', and we sh'll git rain zoon, I reck'n.The Birthright | Joseph Hocking
Zummat occurred betwixt us, and Phil was zoon on the ground under me.Three Courses and a Dessert | Anonymous
Thee zhut thee eyes an' walk about a bit, an' thee'll zoon get down!Mr. Punch's Country Life | Various
British Dictionary definitions for zoon (1 of 2)
a less common term for zooid (def. 1)
- zoonal, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for -zoon (2 of 2)
indicating an individual animal or an independently moving entity derived from an animal: spermatozoon
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