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    The meaning of "zoon"

    Hello,

    What`s the meaning of the word "zoon"?

    I`ve found these definitions:



    1. (n.) Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.
    2. (n.) An animal which is the sole product of a single egg; -- opposed to zooid.


      But still I don`t understand the meaning

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    Re: The meaning of "zoon"

    I've never seen this word before. Can you explain the context in which you saw it?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The meaning of "zoon"

    I think the first definition here is more helpful: zoon - definition of zoon by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    If I'm reading it correctly then a human being is an example of a zoon, as we are the result of a fertilised egg.

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    Re: The meaning of "zoon"

    Barb is not alone. I had never met the word before. Unless you are a biologist, you really don't have to worry about this word.

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    Re: The meaning of "zoon"

    In a biology class back in the ice-age, I had to learn this term. I had not seen it again until today. The best and most simple definition I found comes from the online medical dictionary: (zoon - definition of zoon by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.)

    1. An animal developed from a fertilized egg.

    We are all zoons or zoa (either may be considered the plural of zoon).
    John
    Last edited by JohnParis; 13-Nov-2011 at 20:22. Reason: spacing

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    #6

    Re: The meaning of "zoon"

    Thank you all ..

    I got the meaning, and I am not a biologist

    Thanks again

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