Zoomastigophorea Zo·o·mas·ti·go·pho·re·a (zō’ə-mās’tĭ-gō-fôr’ē-ə, -gŏf’ə-rē’ə)
A class of flagellates having animal-like rather than plantlike characteristics, including parasites such as trypanosomes and trichomonads.
noun a passion for animals Word Origin zoo- ‘animal’ Historical Examples His principal work is zoomania, or the laws of organic life , for which he was accused of Atheism. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
- Zoomed in
to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound: cars zooming by on the freeway. to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling. Movies, Television. to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it […]
zoomer computer A PDA from Casio, based on the GEOS microkernel operating system. (http://biostat.washington.edu/zoomer.html). (http://eit.com/mailinglists/zoomer/resources.html). Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.sys.pen, news:comp.sys.handhelds, news:comp.sys.palmtops. (1995-01-23)
- Zooming in on the
zooming in on the adjective Like a zoo; nasty; barbaric: It’s been zooey down here. It’s een hecti (1970s+)