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Mar. 5th, 2019 | 07:54 am

zoon (ZOH-on), pl. zoa (ZOH-ah) - n., an individual animal produced from an egg; any of the individuals of a compound organism.


Coined in 1864 by Herbert Spencer from Latin zōon, from Ancient Greek zôion, animal/living being. Useful when you have a Z and lots of vowels.

---L.

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