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

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

zootoxic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the poisonous substance produced by animals: Jane's mother told her daughter not to touch certain insects because of the zootoxic matter or fluids they might eject.
zootoxin (s) (noun), zootoxins (pl)
A poison produced by an animal or insect: Zootoxins can be the venom of snakes, spiders, or scorpions, for example.
zootrophic (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to or providing nutrition to lower animals; concerning animal nutrition: For her biology class at school, Tammy tried to find some information on the zootropic aspects of alimentation for the snake in the terrarium in the classroom.
zootrophotoxism (s) (noun) (no pl)
Poisoning due to ingestion of contaminated food of animal origin: After Timothy ate dinner that was made with some fish that was on the counter for a couple of days, he suddenly got very sick, had to go to hospital, and was treated for a case of zootrophotoxism!
zooxanthella (s) (noun), zooxanthellae (pl)
A microscopic yellow-green alga that lives symbiotically within the cells of some marine invertebrates: Zooxanthellae are plantlike flagellate protozoans in the order Dinoflagellida, photosynthesizing symbiotes inside the cells of sponges, corals, and others.

These unicellular yellow zooxanthellae contain xanthophyll and live as symbionts in the tissues of higher organisms, such as sponges, coelenterates, worms, etc.

Zooxanthellales (s) (noun) (no pl)
A monofamilial order of mostly intrafamilial symbiont flagellates of the class Dionphyceae: Zooxanthellales is the name given for the flagellates noted for excreting large amounts of photosynthate as glycerol and aiding in the calcification of corals.

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

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