-oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic

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

zooid (s) (noun), zooids (pl)
1. An animal cell capable of independent existence or movement: A zooid can be an ovum or a spermatozoon, or the segment of a tapeworm.
2. An individual invertebrate animal that reproduces nonsexually by budding or spliting: A good example of a zooid can be one that lives in a colony in which each member is joined to others by living material, e.g., a coral.

An individual zooid forms part of a colony and is characterized by a more or less fixed base, columnar body, and free end with mouth and tentacles.

zosteroid (adjective), more zosteroid, most zosteroid
1. Similar to or like a belt: A zosteroid shape or form is found in such eruptions along a nerve path.
2. Resembling herpes zoster: A zosteroid virus infection is also known as a zosteriform infection.
zymoid (adjective), more zymoid, most zymoid
Resembling an organized ferment: In biochemistry, the adjective zymoid is rarely used and is supposed to appear like an enzyme.

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