zoo-, zoa-, zo-, -zoic, -zoid, -zoite, -zoal, -zonal, -zooid, -zoon, -zoa, -zoan

(Greek: animal, animals; living beings; life)

zooarchaeology, zooarcheology (s) (noun); zooarchaeologies, zooarcheologies (pl)
The study of animal remains from archaeological sites: "Zooarchaeology includes the identification and analysis of animal species as an aid to reconstructing human diets, determining the impact of animals on past economies, and in understanding the environment at the time."

"Zooarchaeologists attempt to answer questions such as how many species of domesticated animals there were, how far wild animals were exploited, how many very young animals there were to determine kill patterns and climate changes, in what way bones were butchered, what the sex ratios there were in determining breeding strategies, and if there were any animals of unusual size."

zoobenthos, zoobenthic
1. Those fauna living in or on the sea bed or lake floor.
2. Aquatic bottom-dwelling organisms, including such animals as the sponges, lobsters, and polychaete worms.
A branch of biology that involves the scientific study of animals and all aspects of animal life.
Boys are studying animals as part of their zoobiological research.
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The condition of a parasitic fungus that infests an animal.
Parasitic on an animal, as some fungi; living on or in an animal.
An animal cell.
An animal community.
Biochromes acquired in the food that are metabolically handled and often modified.
An animal community.
zoocole (verb), zoocoles; zoocoled; zoocoling: animal
Living on animals where fleas and/or ticks consume blood.
zooculture (s) (noun), zoocultures (pl)
1. The cultivation (breeding and care) of animals for food or for biodiversity in the wild, zoological gardens, etc.
2. The genetics, breeding, nutrition, and housing of domesticated animals; animal husbandry.
A gelatinous substance embedding masses of ciliated protozoa.
1. Performed with the skin of an animal; said of skin grafting in which the grafts are from the skin of an animal.
2. A reference to the skin of an animal.
zoodetritus (s)(noun), zoodetrita (pl)
Particles and fragments produced by the disintegration and the decomposition of animal organisms: During the severe storm, several animals were killed near Tom's house by the forest and later he collected the remaining bodies of zoodetrita so he could bury them.
1. Plant structures acting as shelters (homes) for animals.
2. An animal community.

Related "animal" units: anima-; faun-; therio-.

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