zono-, zon-, zoni-
(Greek > Latin: girdle, girded garment)
An area with definable boundaries, especially an encircling area.
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.
2. Divided into zones.
3. Associated with or divided into zones; "a zonal pattern of cell structure"; "zonal division".
2. Relating to or having the form of a zone or belt.
3. Placenta with villi arranged in a band or girdle.
2. Having zones; belted, striped, or ringed.
3. Marked with zones, as of color, texture, or the like.
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.
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.
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.