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Zoo-, Zo- Words: “zoophile” to “zooxanthella”,
Part 5 of 5.

Words that include: zoo-, zo-, -zoic, -zoid, -zoite, -zoal,
-zonal, -zooid, -zoon, -zoa, -zoan
(Greek: animal; living being; life).

zoophile, zoophilist:
1. A lover of animals; especially one that is more fond of animals than of humans.
2. One who is opposed to any animal experimentation; also known as an antivivisectionist.
zoophilia, zoophilism, zoophilous:
1. In biology, pollinated by animals.
2. A strong fondness or affinity for animals and a devotion to protecting or rescuing them from human activities, e.g., vivisection, that exploit or endanger them.
1. Preferring other animals to human beings such as certain mosquitoes and dermatophytes (for example, fungi parasites).
2. In microbiology, a description of a pathogenic organism that prefers animal hosts instead of human beings.
An unusually intense fear of animals.
A boy has an extreme fear of a kitten being presented to him.

Shunning, or shunned by, animals; such as, plants protected by spines, hairs, secretions, etc.
zoophysics, zoophysical:
The study of animal physiology and form.
The physiology of animals, as distinct from that of humans.
zoophyte, zoophytic:
Any animal that resembles a plant in morphology (form) or mode of life more than that of an animal; for example, the sea anemone, coral, and sponge.
zoophytology, zoophytological:
The branch of zoology concerned with the zoophytes.
zooplankton, zooplanktonic:
1. A small animal organism present in natural waters.
2. Microscopic animals that move passively in aquatic ecosystems; such as, protozoans.
Living substance which depends on the products of other living organisms for nutritive material.
zooplasty, zooplastic:
1. The process of surgically grafting tissue from a lower animal onto the human body.
2. The surgical transplantation of an animal organ, e.g., a pig’s heart, into a human body.
zoopsia, zooscopy:
An hallucinatory vision of animals or a form of hallucination in which the sufferer imagines he/she sees animals.
A branch of psychology that studies animal behavior.
Cruelty to animals.
zoosaprophage, zoosaprophagous, zoosaprophagy:
Feeding on decaying animal matter.
The scientific observation of animals. Also, zoopsia.
1. The study of animal communication.
2. The study of the methods by which animals use signaling as a form of communications.
Any disease caused by an animal.
The process of osmosis in living tissues.
The world community of animals.
zoospore, zoosporal:
A spore of some algae and fungi that is capable of independent movement.
Any steroid of animal origin.
An sterol of animal origin.
zoosuccivorous, zoosuccivore, zoosuccivory:
1. A reference to organisms that feed on liquid secretions of animals.
2. Feeding on decaying animal matter.
Zoological classification; the scientific classification of animals.
zootechny, zootechnics:
1. The principles of animal husbandry.
2. The art of managing domestic or captive animals, including breeding, rearing, and utilization.
The worship of animal gods
People are worshipping a bull.

Someone who worships animal gods.
Any group of individuals in a living coral.
A reference to animals other than humans.
A comparative animal anatomist.
zootomy, zootomic, zootomical:
1. The study of the anatomy of animals, especially comparative anatomy.
2. The dissection of animals other than humans.
A boy is dissecting a bird

zootoxin, zootoxic:
A poison produced by an animal (or insects); such as the venom of snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc.
Relating to or providing nutrition to lower animals; concerning animal nutrition.
1. Poisoning due to ingestion of contaminated food of animal origin.
2. Poisoning from the consumption of animal products.
A microscopic yellow-green alga that lives symbiotically within the cells of some marine invertebrates, especially corals.