Zoöphaga to Zythum

(||Zo*öph"a*ga) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. animal + to eat.] (Zoöl.) An artificial group comprising various carnivorous and insectivorous animals.

(Zo*öph"a*gan) n. (Zoöl.) A animal that feeds on animal food.

(Zo*öph"a*gous) a. [Gr. zw^,on an animal + to eat.] Feeding on animals.

This is a more general term than either sarcophagous or carnivorous.

(Zo*öph"i*list) n. [Zoö- + Gr. to love.] A lover of animals. Southey.

(Zo*öph"i*ly) n. Love of animals.

(Zo"ö*phite) n. A zoöphyte. [R.]

(Zo`ö*phor"ic) a. [Gr. zw^,on an animal + to bear; cf. F. zoophorique.] Bearing or supporting the figure of an animal; as, a zoöphoric column.

(||Zo*öph"o*rous) n. [L., fr. Gr. . See Zoöphoric.] (Anc. Arch.) The part between the architrave and cornice; the frieze; — so called from the figures of animals carved upon it.

(||Zo*öph"y*ta) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. zw^,on an animal + fyto`n a plant.] (Zoöl.) An extensive artificial and heterogeneous group of animals, formerly adopted by many zoölogists. It included the cœlenterates, echinoderms, sponges, Bryozoa, Protozoa, etc.

Sometimes the name is restricted to the Cœlentera, or to the Anthozoa.

(Zo"ö*phyte) n. [F. zoophyte, Gr. zw^,on an animal + plant, akin to to be born, to be. See Zodiac, and Be, v. i.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of numerous species of invertebrate animals which more or less resemble plants in appearance, or mode of growth, as the corals, gorgonians, sea anemones, hydroids, bryozoans, sponges, etc., especially any of those that form compound colonies having a branched or treelike form, as many corals and hydroids. (b) Any one of the Zoöphyta.

(Zo`ö*phyt"ic Zo`ö*phyt"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. zoophytique.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to zoöphytes.

(Zo*öph"y*toid) a. [Zoöphyte + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a zoöphyte.

(Zo`ö*phyt`o*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. zoophytologique.] Of or pertaining to zoöphytology; as, zoöphytological observations.

(Zo*öph`y*tol"o*gy) n. [Zoöphyte + -logy: cf. F. zoophytologie.] The natural history zoöphytes.

(Zo`ö*prax"i*scope) n. [Zoö- + Gr. a doing, an acting (from to do) + - scope.] An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the natural movements of animals, and the like.

(Zo`ö*psy*chol"o*gy) n. [Zoö- + psychology.] Animal psychology.

(Zo"ö*sperm) n. [Zoö- + sperm.] (Biol.) One of the spermatic particles; spermatozoid.

(||Zo`ö*spo*ran"gi*um) n.; pl. -sporangia [NL. See Zoö- , and Sporangium.] (Bot.) A spore, or conceptacle containing zoöspores.

(Zo"ö*spore) n. [Zoö- + spore.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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