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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

"animal form containing all elements of a typical organism of its group," 1864, from Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo-).


n. 1 (context biology English): 2 # An animal which is the sole product of a single egg. 3 # Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.


Zoon, Nefilim's only studio album, was released in April 1996 by Beggars Banquet Records (Calatogue number BEGA172). The album saw a move away from the rich soundscapes that characterised earlier works from Fields of the Nephilim towards a darker, more industrial/ death metal sound. McCoy has stated that the album was in development hell for several years due to restrictions from the record label. The album is dedicated to Scarlett McCoy, Carl McCoy's daughter.

A music video was created for "Penetration", and the song was later covered by Polish band Behemoth on their EP Slaves Shall Serve.

The album is a concept album, and while McCoy remained largely silent about the themes, one possible explanation is that the story revolves around the Watchers and the Book of Enoch. The word "zoon" is derived from Greek, meaning "living creature" or "beast".

Usage examples of "zoon".

Bonifay stopped craning into the top shelf and turned to see why, Zoa was almost nose to nose with Gyler, peering into his eyes as if searching for a rogue eyelash.

Oudere heet Dee, eerstgeboren zoon van de Yarbrough-familie, wiens landsnaam VaWaco is.

Zij zou dien avond, behalve met Freddy, ook met haar beide zoons naar het bal bij de Eekhofs gaan, terwijl mevrouw Van Rijssel thuis bleef, als een stille, melancholieke jonge vrouw, wier glimlach uitgewischt scheen op haar wasbleek gelaat en die nog slechts leefde voor haar kinderen.

Traditioneel gesproken werden adellijke vrouwen vaak zwanger omdat hun zoons in groten getale stierven.

Over there, Zoa and Quinones were both pressed against the quadritronics ring.

Het speet haar, dat er iets als eene vervreemding was tusschen haar en heur zoon en zij twijfelde er aan, of zij hem wel altijd genoeg liefde betoond had.

Zoa in a constant mild fever, as specialized medical nano rebuilt him into a Roka islander from the DNA up, blood type and skin color and the shape of his cheekbones and the texture of his hair.

Ze bestudeerde het veelvormige gezicht: Spanjaard, Taino, taalkundige, priester, zoon, geliefde, vriend, heilige.