Zoa



plural of .
a combining form meaning “animals,” “organisms” of the kind specified by the initial element, used in the names of classes in zoology:
Protozoa.
any of the individuals of a compound organism.
any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg.
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Contemporary Examples

But that risk pales compared to the risk of AIPAC becoming ECI or zoa.
Why AIPAC Won’t Fight Hagel Peter Beinart January 6, 2013

Historical Examples

In Penus the larv are of comparatively simple form, but in the allied genus Sergestes the zoa has a very remarkable appearance.
The Life of Crustacea William Thomas Calman

The zoa is a minute transparent organism, swimming at the surface of the sea.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

Amongst the other Macrura the larva generally leaves the egg as a zoa similar to that of the prawns.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

In the majority of the Decapoda the larva leaves the egg in a form known as the zoa (fig. 210).
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

In the later stages of the zoa the rudiments of the hinder thoracic limbs and of the swimmerets appear as little buds.
The Life of Crustacea William Thomas Calman

The next stage (fig. 215) at any rate represents the commencement of the zoa series.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

Before the close of the zoa condition a small and unjointed palp appears on the mandible.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

noun
the plural of zoon
suffix
indicating groups of animal organisms: Metazoa
noun (pl) zoa (ˈzəʊə), zoons
a less common term for zooid (sense 1)
n.

plural of zoon.
n.

1864, from Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo).

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