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Pronunciation: zo'oyd


  1. Resembling an animal; an organism or object with an animalian appearance.
  2. An animal cell capable of independent existence or movement ovum or a spermatozoon, segment of a tapeworm.
  3. An individual of a colonial invertebrate, such as coral.

[G. zoodes, fr. zoon, animal, + eidos, resemblance]

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