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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Zoon \Zo"["o]n\, n.; pl. Zoa. [NL., fr. Gr. zw^,on an animal.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. An animal which is the sole product of a single egg; -- opposed to zooid.
    --H. Spencer.

  2. Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

plural of zoon (q.v.).


n. 1 (zoon English) 2 (plural of zoön English)


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ZOA or Zoa may refer to:

  • Zionist Organization of America
  • Zone of Avoidance, regions of space that are obscured from view
  • Zoa Peak, a mountain in British Columbia
  • Zoa tribe, an indigenous people living in the Amazon rainforest
  • Vala, or The Four Zoas
  • Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center, abbreviated ZOA
  • Zoa Morani, Indian actress
  • Luc Zoa, Cameroonian footballer
  • "zoa" a plural suffix often used in taxonomy

Usage examples of "zoa".

Zoas wandered, in twos and threes, away from the swamp, toward a distant grove of giant redwood trees, gathering samples of ferns, palmlike cycads, tasting the nuts and fruits of the ginkgos.