-zoa

-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:
< Neo-Latin < Greek zôia, plural of zôion animal; see zoon

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-zoa
 
suffix forming plural proper nouns
indicating groups of animal organisms: Metazoa
 
[from New Latin, from Greek zōia, plural of zōion animal, living being]

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