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 History of this Word

"zoo" is from "zoion" (animal) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"zoo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "animal" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

zoo- illustration The Department maintains five zoological collections that play essential roles in support of teaching and research.
zoo- illustration Caring for animals is not just a job, it's a very noble vocation for the dedicated zookeepers.