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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
zo-, zoo-: in Gk. comb.

1. relating to animals, animal, animal kingdom or kind [> Gk. zoon, s.n.II (first vowel = omega) ‘a living being, animal;’ syn. L. animal, q.v., gen.sg. animalis (s.n.III), a living being, an animal; related to zoe, ‘life’; also the Gk. adj. zoos,-a,-on, alive];

- zoogloea,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. zoogloea (of bacteria) a colony embedded in a slimy substance (zoo- + gloea, glue, slime).

- zoogenus,-a,-um (adj.A): growing or or generated by animals.

- Zoologia,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. zoologia: the study of animal life.

- the algae genera: Haemocystozoon (s.n.II), gen. sg. Haemocystozoi, abl. sg. Haemocystozoo; Haplozoon (s.n.II); Philozoon (s.n.II); Trypanozoon (s.n.II).

2. indicating motility, often used in nouns indicating the presence of flagella [> Gk. zoos,-a,-on, alive];

- zoogameta,-ae (s.f.I), a motile gamete; zoogonidium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. zoogonidio: zoogonidium, zoospore, swarm-spore; zoospora,-ae (s.f.I), a motile sporangiospore, one having flagella.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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