Zoon vs Zoonal - What's the difference?

zoon | zoonal |


As a noun zoon

is (biology):.

As an adjective zoonal is

of or pertaining to a zoon.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

zoon

English

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en-noun)
  • (biology):
  • # An animal which is the sole product of a single egg.
  • # Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.
  • Quotations

    * 1864 , (Herbert Spencer), (Principles of Biology) , page 205, §?73 (1868 reprint; D. Appleton & Co.) *: [… A] zoological individual is constituted either by any such single animal as a mammal or bird, which may properly claim the title of a zoon'' , or by any such group of animals as the numerous ''Medusæ'' that have been developed from the same egg, which are to be severally distinguished as ''zooids .

    Antonyms

    * (an animal which is the sole product of a single egg) zooid (Webster 1913)

    References

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    zoonal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to a zoon.
  • Anagrams

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