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zoography the branch of zoology involved with the biological description of animals.
zooid any animal organism that can exist or move independently of the parent organism, esp. one produced by other than sexual means. [3 definitions]
zookeeper someone who takes care of animals in a zoo.
zoological of or concerning zoology. [2 definitions]
zoological garden a public park or other enclosed area in which live animals are kept for exhibition; zoo.
zoologist one who specialized in or studies zoology.
zoology the science and study of animals. [3 definitions]
zoom to move quickly or rapidly while making a low-pitched humming sound. [6 definitions]
zoom lens a camera lens assembly that can be quickly adjusted to provide varying degrees of magnification with no loss of focus.
zoomorphic of, having, or portrayed in the form of an animal.
-zoon an animal organism that can exist and move about independently and that reproduces asexually; zooid.
zoonosis a disease such as rabies that can be transmitted to people by animals.
zoophagous feeding on animals; carnivorous.
zoophilism a strong affection, esp. a sexual one, for animals.
zoophyte any of various invertebrate animals that resemble a plant, such as a coral or sponge.
zooplankton the animal life in plankton (Cf. phytoplankton.)
zoospore a tiny asexual reproductive cell of certain algae and fungi that is capable of independent motion.
zoot suit an exaggeratedly styled man's suit of the 1940s, consisting of baggy pants with tight cuffs and an oversized coat with wide lapels and padded shoulders.
zori a flat sandal, often made of straw, with a thong in the front between the big toe and the toe next to it; thong.
Zoroaster a Persian religious teacher of the sixth or seventh century B.C. who was the founder of Zoroastrianism; Zarathustra.
Zoroastrian of or pertaining to Zoroaster or Zoroastrianism. [2 definitions]