-oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic

(Greek: a suffix; like, resembling, similar to, form)

zooid, zooidal
1. Resembling an animal; an organism or object with an animal-like appearance.
2. An animal cell capable of independent existence or movement, as the ovum or a spermatozoon, or the segment of a tapeworm.
3. An individual invertebrate animal that reproduces nonsexually by budding or spliting, especially one that lives in a colony in which each member is joined to others by living material, e.g., a coral.
4. An individual forming part of a colony; a polyp (characterized by a more or less fixed base, columnar body, and free end with mouth and tentacles).
1. Similar to or like a belt.
2. Resembling herpes zoster.
zymoid (adjective), more zymoid, most zymoid
Resembling an organized ferment.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; typo-.