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 History of this Word

"zoon" is from "zion" (living being) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
parazoa
cytozoon
ectozoon
hematozoon

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-zoon" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates independently moving organic unit. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-zoon illustration The production of spermatozoa is continuous throughout a man's life, however each spermatozoon has a limited life-span.
-zoon illustration This anaerobic protozoon was incubated intact.