Zoon meaning

zōŏn
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The definition of a zoon is an animal that grows from a fertilized egg.

An example of a zoon is a dog.

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A zooid.
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Animal; independently moving organic unit.

Spermatozoon.

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An individual animal produced from an egg.
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Animal or living being.
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(biology):
  • An animal which is the sole product of a single egg.
  • Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.
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Origin of zoon

  • ModL < Gr zōion, an animal: see bio-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • New Latin -zōon from Greek zōion, zōon living being gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin zōon from Greek zōion, zōon living being gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First adopted by Herbert Spencer in Principles of Biology (see 1864 quotation): from New Latin zōon, from Ancient Greek ζῷον (zōion, “animal").

    From Wiktionary