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  • English Word Zoanthus Definition A genus of Actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright colored.
  • English Word Zobo Definition A kind of domestic cattle reared in Asia for its flesh and milk. It is supposed to be a hybrid between the zebu and the yak.
  • English Word Zocco Definition Alt. of Zoccolo
  • English Word Zoccolo Definition Same as Socle.
  • English Word Zocle Definition Same as Socle.
  • English Word Zodiac Definition An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16¡ or 18¡ broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.
  • English Word Zodiac Definition A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.
  • English Word Zodiac Definition A girdle; a belt.
  • English Word Zodiacal Definition Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.
  • English Word Zoea Definition A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.
  • English Word Zoetrope Definition An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.
  • English Word Zohar Definition A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.
  • English Word Zoic Definition Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.
  • English Word Zoide Definition See Meride.
  • English Word Zoilean Definition Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.
  • English Word Zoilism Definition Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.
  • English Word Zoisite Definition A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.
  • English Word Zokor Definition An Asiatic burrowing rodent (Siphneus aspalax) resembling the mole rat. It is native of the Altai Mountains.
  • English Word Zollverein Definition Literally, a customs union; specifically, applied to the several customs unions successively formed under the leadership of Prussia among certain German states for establishing liberty of commerce among themselves and common tariff on imports, exports, and transit.
  • English Word Zomboruk Definition See Zumbooruk.
  • English Word Zona Definition A zone or band; a layer.
  • English Word Zonae Definition of Zona
  • English Word Zonal Definition Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.
  • English Word Zonar Definition A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.
  • English Word Zonaria Definition A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.
  • English Word Zonate Definition Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.
  • English Word Zone Definition A girdle; a cincture.
  • English Word Zone Definition One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.
  • English Word Zone Definition The portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis.
  • English Word Zone Definition A band or stripe extending around a body.