-zoon


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-zoon

suff.
Animal; independently moving organic unit: spermatozoon.

[New Latin -zōon, from Greek zōion, zōon, living being; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

-zoon

n combining form
(Biology) indicating an individual animal or an independently moving entity derived from an animal: spermatozoon.
[from Greek zōion animal]

-zoon

a combining form meaning “animal,” “organism” of the kind specified by the initial element, often corresponding to zoological taxa ending in -zoa, with -zoon used to name a single member of such a class: protozoon.
[< New Latin zōon < Greek zôion animal]