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

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

epizoon (s), epizoa (pl)
1. An animal organism that lives on the surface of a host animal as a parasite; an ectozoon.
2. A parasitic animal that lives on the exterior of the body of another animal; an external parasite.
A parasitic flea is living on the surface of a dog.
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A disease caused by an animal parasite in or on the skin. Also called epidermatozoonosis.
1. Common among animals.
2. A disease affecting a large number of animals simultaneously, corresponding to "epidemic" in humans.
epizootiology, epizootology, epizootiologic, epizootiological
1. The science concerned with the factors involved in the occurrence and spread of animal diseases.
2, The study of the frequency, distribution, and causation of disease in an animal population; the counterpart in nonhuman animals of epidemiology.
ethnozooarchaeological research
A study of traditional treatment of animal diseases which includes treatment of human medical conditions.

The focus is primarily on the use of botanicals readily available, how they are identified, collected, processed, and under what conditions they are used to treat ailments.

A word that refers to ethnozoology or the study of the complex relationships between people of various cultures and animals.
A person who specializes in ethnozoology or the study of the complex relationships between people of various cultures and the animals in the same environments.
1. Study of the complex relationships between people and animals which can include the study of human relationships with and use of domesticated animals, and the management of wild animals for hunting and other uses.
2. The study of the way various cultural groups make use of, interact with, or classify the animals of their environment.

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A taxon erected to contain all metazoa except Porifera.

Porifera: that phylum of the animal kingdom which contains the sponges.

In general they consist of aggregates of cells, mostly choanocytes, which often line canals and chambers usually supported by a skeleton of fibers or spicules

A gonophore or reproductive individual of a hydrozoan colony; a zooid containing a gonad.
A parasite living inside a blood corpuscle; for example, the malaria parasite.
haematozoon, hematozoon
An animal parasite living in blood.
A free-living, usually freshwater, protozoan that has a spherical shell and radiating projections.

Heliozoa, or sun animalcules, are roughly spherical amoeboids with many stiff, microtubule-supported projections called axopods radiating outward from the cell surface.

These give them the characteristic sun-like appearance for which they are named, and are variously used for capturing food, sensation, movement, and attachment. They may be found in both fresh water and marine environments.

Pertaining to another animal or species of animal.
Living in the tissues outside of a cell body; denoting certain parasitic protozoa.

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

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