microzoon

noun mi·cro·zo·on

Definition of microzoon

plural

microzoa

\-ˈzōə\
  1. 1 :  a microscopic animal; especially :  protozoan

  2. 2 microzoa plural sometimes capitalized :  microscopic animal life

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Origin and Etymology of microzoon

New Latin, from micr- + -zoon


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