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Meaning of zoon

zo•on

Pronunciation: (zō'on), [key]
— pl. zo•a
  1. any of the individuals of a compound organism.
  2. any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg.
  3. zooid.

-zoon

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “animal,” “organism” of the kind specified by the initial element, often corresponding to zoological class names ending inwithused to name a single member of such a class: protozoon.
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