zona zo·na (zō’nə)
n. pl. zo·nae (-nē)

An encircling or beltlike anatomical structure. Also called segment, zone.

See shingles.

Contemporary Examples

The article turned into a book, zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room.
Geoff Dyer Discusses His New Book, ‘Zona,’ the Upside of Boredom, and Despair Josh Dzieza February 29, 2012

“It is a turnaround,” Ozer said about the trial, which is scheduled to continue on April 21, with “zona” remaining in detention.
Russian “Spies” Go on Trial for Turkish Hit Thomas Seibert March 3, 2014

His new book is The Last Train to zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari.
Book Bag: Paul Theroux’s Favorite Inner-Journey Travel Books Paul Theroux May 13, 2013

zona By Geoff Dyer We need a whole book on one film, to show just how much can be seen there.
Book Bag: David Thomson’s ‘The Big Screen’ and His Five Favorite Books on Film David Thomson October 15, 2012

“zona” said he himself fought against the Russians in the Caucasus.
Russian “Spies” Go on Trial for Turkish Hit Thomas Seibert March 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Outer striated portion of investing membrane (zona radiata) of ovum.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

The modern corset is a combination of the fascia and the zona.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

The stage of about the greatest development of both the vitelline membrane and zona radiata is represented on Pl.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 Francis Maitland Balfour

It is enclosed by a membrane formed from the zona radiata and the mucous layer around it.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

The zona radiata attains a very great development, and is generally provided with knobs of various shapes on its outer surface.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

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