zoo-


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zoo-

or zo-
pref.
1. Animal; animal kingdom: zoography.
2. Motile: zoospore.

[Greek zōo-, zōio-, from zōion, living being; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

zoo-

or before a vowel

zo-

combining form
(Zoology) indicating animals: zooplankton.
[from Greek zōion animal]

zoo

(zu)

n., pl. zoos.
1. Also called zoological garden. a parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.
2. a place, activity, or group marked by chaos or unrestrained behavior.
[1840–50; first two syllables of zoological garden taken as one syllable]
zoo′ey, adj. zoo•i•er, zoo•i•est.

zoo-

a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal”: zooplankton. Also, esp. before a vowel,zo-.
[comb. form representing Greek zôion animal]