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150 Words That Start With Z

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zooerastia (noun) sexual activity between a person and an animal Synonyms: zooerasty, sodomy, bestiality
zooerasty (noun) sexual activity between a person and an animal Synonyms: zooerastia, sodomy, bestiality
zooflagellate (noun) flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics Synonyms: zoomastigote
zooid (noun) one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan
zoolatry (noun) the worship of animals Synonyms: animal-worship
zoological (adjective) concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
(adjective) of or relating to animals or animal groups
zoologist (noun) a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals Synonyms: animal scientist
zoology (noun) all the animal life in a particular region or period Synonyms: fauna
(noun) the branch of biology that studies animals Synonyms: zoological science
zoom (verb) move along very quickly Synonyms: zoom along, whizz, whizz along
(verb) move with a low humming noise
(verb) rise rapidly Synonyms: soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge
(noun) a rapid rise Synonyms: rapid climb, rapid growth
(noun) the act of rising upward into the air Synonyms: soar
zoomastigote (noun) flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics Synonyms: zooflagellate
zoomorphism (noun) the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
zoonosis (noun) an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans Synonyms: zoonotic disease
zoonotic (adjective) of or relating to or constituting zoonosis
zoophagous (adjective) (of animals) carnivorous Synonyms: meat-eating, flesh-eating
zoophagy (noun) The quality of being an animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet. Synonyms: carnivorousness
zoophilia (noun) a sexual attraction to animals Synonyms: zoophilism
zoophilism (noun) a sexual attraction to animals Synonyms: zoophilia
zoophobia (noun) a morbid fear of animals
zoophyte (noun) any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge
zooplankton (noun) animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
zoopsia (noun) visual hallucination of animals; sometimes occurring in delirium tremens
zoospore (noun) an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
zootoxin (noun) a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals Synonyms: animal toxin
zori (noun) a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes Synonyms: pusher
zoril (noun) muishond of northern Africa Synonyms: Ictonyx frenata
zoster (noun) eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia Synonyms: herpes zoster, shingles
zoysia (noun) any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia
zucchini (noun) marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small Synonyms: courgette
(noun) small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green Synonyms: courgette
zumbooruck (noun) a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies Synonyms: zamboorak, zamburak, zamburek, zumbooruk, camel cavalry
zumbooruk (noun) a camel cavalry used in the early modern era by Arab, Afghan, Persian, and Indian armies Synonyms: zamboorak, zamburak, zamburek, zumbooruck, camel cavalry
zwieback (noun) slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp Synonyms: rusk, Brussels biscuit, twice-baked bread
zydeco (noun) music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues
zygodactyl (adjective) (of bird feet) having the first and fourth toes directed backward the second and third forward
zygoma (noun) the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone Synonyms: zygomatic arch, arcus zygomaticus
zygomatic (noun) the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek Synonyms: zygomatic bone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, cheekbone
(adjective) of or relating to the cheek region of the face
zygomorphic (adjective) capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis Synonyms: zygomorphous, bilaterally symmetrical
zygomorphous (adjective) capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis Synonyms: zygomorphic, bilaterally symmetrical
zygospore (noun) a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells
zygote (noun) (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell) Synonyms: fertilized ovum
zygotene (noun) the second stage of the prophase of meiosis
zygotic (adjective) of or relating to a zygote
zymase (noun) a complex of enzymes that cause glycolysis; originally found in yeast but also present in higher organisms
zymogen (noun) any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active Synonyms: proenzyme
zymoid (adjective) resembling an enzyme
zymology (noun) the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling) Synonyms: zymurgy
zymolysis (noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol Synonyms: ferment, zymosis, fermentation, fermenting
zymolytic (adjective) of or relating to or causing fermentation Synonyms: zymotic
zymosis (noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol Synonyms: ferment, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting
(noun) (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
zymotic (adjective) of or relating to or causing fermentation Synonyms: zymolytic
(adjective) relating to or caused by infection
zymurgy (noun) the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling) Synonyms: zymology

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