zono-, zon-, zoni-

(Greek > Latin: girdle, girded garment)

An area with definable boundaries, especially an encircling area.

zona (s), zonae (pl)
1. Any encircling or beltlike anatomical structure.
2. An area or part, usually delimited, with distinctive characteristics or sturcture; a zone, band, or layer.
3. A radiately striated membrane situated next the yolk of an ovum, or separated from it by a very delicate membrane only.
4. An anatomic nomenclature for an area with a specific boundary or characteristics.
5. A girdle: a belt or sash worn around the waist; something that encircles like a belt; an elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips; especially, by women to shape their bodies and to present more slenderness in their mid sections.
zonaesthesic, zonesthesic (adjective); more zonaesthesic, more zonesthesic; most zonaesthesic, most zonesthesic
Characterized by the sensation of constriction or tightness as when a girdle or a cord is pulled around the body: While getting ready to wear her gown, Scarlett prepared herself for the zonaesthesic experience of having her girdle laced up and made tight around her stomach area.
zonal
1. Of, relating to, or associated with a zone.
2. Divided into zones.
3. Associated with or divided into zones; "a zonal pattern of cell structure"; "zonal division".
zonality
Zonal distribution; zonal character.
zonar, zonnar
A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.
Zonaria
A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.
zonarious
Of or pertaining to a girdle or purse.
zonary
1. Relating to or of the nature of a zone; "the zonal frontier".
2. Relating to or having the form of a zone or belt.
3. Placenta with villi arranged in a band or girdle.
zonate, zonated
1. Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.
2. Having zones; belted, striped, or ringed.
3. Marked with zones, as of color, texture, or the like.
zonation
1. The state or condition of being zonate.
2. Arrangement or distribution in zones.
3. Arrangement or formation in zones; a zonate structure.
4. In ecology, the distribution of organisms in biogeographic zones.
zone
1. Any continuous tract or area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining tracts or areas, or within which certain distinctive circumstances exist or are established.
2. In geology, any of five great divisions of the earth's surface, bounded by lines parallel to the equator and named according to the prevailing temperature: North Frigid Zone, North Temperate Zone, South Frigid Zone, South Temperate Zone, Torrid Zone.
3. In biogeography, an area characterized by a particular set of organisms, whose presence is determined by environmental conditions, as an altitudinal belt on a mountain.
4. In geometry, a part of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes.
5. A specific district, area, etc., within which a uniform charge is made for transportation, mail delivery, or other service.
6. The total number of available railroad terminals within a given circumference around a given shipping center.
7. An area or district in a city or town under special restrictions as to the type, size, purpose, etc., of existing or proposed buildings.
8. Also called postal delivery zone. (in the U.S. postal system) any of the numbered districts into which a city or metropolitan area was formerly divided for expediting the sorting and delivery of mail.
9. In sports, a particular portion of a playing area.
10. A girdle or belt; a cincture.
11. Etymology: from Latin zona, "geographical belt, celestial zone"; from Greek zone, "a belt", related to zonnynai, "to gird".

Originally one of the five great divisions of the earth's surface (torrid, temperate, frigid; separated by tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and Arctic and Antarctic circles); the meaning of "any discrete region" is first recorded 1822.

zoned
1. Marked with zones or bands.
2. Divided into zones, tracts, areas, etc.; according to existing characteristics or as distinguished for some purpose.
3. Divided (a city, town, neighborhood, etc.) into areas subject to special restrictions on any existing or proposed buildings.
4. Encircled or surrounded with a zone, girdle, belt, etc.
zonelet
A small or little zone.
zonesthesia, zoneaesthesia (s) (noun); zonesthesias, zoneaesthesias (pl)
A sensation that a part of the body, particularly the abdominal area, is being constricted; as if there were a girdle pressing around the waist: Allison felt that the zonesthesia which she experienced was worth it when she saw her slender waist in the mirror.
zonetherapy
A technique in which different parts of the feet (or palms) are massaged to relieve conditions in other parts of the body with which they are held to be associated.