ZOON

Etymology

Noun

zoon (plural zoa or zoons)

(biology) An animal which is the sole product of a single egg.

(biology) Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.

Antonyms

• (an animal which is the sole product of a single egg): zooid

Anagrams

• zono-

Source: Wiktionary


Zo"ön, n.; pl. Zoa. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Zoöl.) (a) An animal which is the sole product of a single egg; -- opposed to zooid. H. Spencer. (b) Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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