-zoon

-zoon

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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see zoon

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-zoon
 
n combining form
indicating an individual animal or an independently moving entity derived from an animal: spermatozoon
 
[from Greek zōion animal]

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-zoon suff.
Animal; independently moving organic unit: spermatozoon.

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