• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zoëa (Zoöl) A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.☞ In this stage the anterior part of the body is relatively large, and usually bears three or four long spines. The years are conspicuous, and the antennæ and jaws are long, fringed organs used in swimming. The thoracic legs are undeveloped or rudimentary, the abdomen long, slender, and often without appendages. The zoëa, after casting its shell, changes to a megalops.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zoea zō-ē′a a larval stage of certain decapod crustaceans—also called the copepod stage preceding the megalopa stage—also Zoœ′a
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. life
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zōon, an animal.


In literature:

Rackon Varmer Jan 'ood a-zhown them the wai to kingdom come, 'stead of gooin' herzel zo aisy.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
I told you zo when I first zaw him, he's a filibuzter.
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal
Zo will grow up a fine woman.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Mizder Fosper, you are zo coot to all de boor beebles, dough you are only a boor man yourzelf.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
Zo o no' mi a. Ses qui pe dal' i ty.
"Parker's Second Reader" by Richard G. Parker
The Ison'zo River was crossed and after months of warfare the city and fortresses of Gorizia (go-rit'si-a) were occupied (August 9, 1916).
"A School History of the Great War" by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
Rackon Varmer Jan 'ood a-zhown them the wai to kingdom come, 'stead of gooin' herzel zo aisy.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
I never liked Humpy, and he never liked me; zo, after all, it was six o' one and half-a-dozen o' the other.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
Among the Indians were Mo-zo-man-e, Noon-Day, Kay-gway-do-say, Benjamin, Keg-wit-a-see and others.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Zo you haf put you Kaffir in you wagon, and give him a pig ride.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn

In news:

Zo Impressive was resting comfortably in her stall Aug 19, the day after suffering a condylar fracture in her right front leg while running fourth in the Alabama Stakes (gr.
Adapted from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day," by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007).
It's a great set-up for a mystery, but Zoë Ferraris takes things one crucial step further in her entirely enjoyable debut mystery, Finding Nouf.
Kristen Erwin of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission and grips Jeff Fisher and Brandon Cundiff talk with Zo Wesson about shooting a portion of George Clooney's latest film, Ides of March, here in Cincinnati.
Zoë Boutique on Fourth Avenue combines a fancy-designer, Rodeo Drive-like shop with a funky-hipster local art gallery, carrying exclusive brands by local designers and selling cool work by Tucson artists.

In science:

We also give an invariant for open homotopy of Gauss words called zo which is defined in a similar way to z .
Homotopy invariants of Gauss words
However, we show that zo is a stronger invariant than z .
Homotopy invariants of Gauss words
Thus zo is a map from the set of Gauss words to Zo .
Homotopy invariants of Gauss words
Yτ ητ dξ = − Z[τ ,T ]×O ∇Φ(e−µr Yr ) · ∇(eµr ηr ) dξ dr, Yr ∂r η dξ dr − ZO − Z[τ ,T ]×O for al l η ∈ C 1([τ , T ] × ¯O) with η = 0 on [τ , T ] × ∂O and on {T } × O. X ∈ C ([0, T ]; L1(O)) is said to be a generalized weak solution to (0.1) if Y = eµX is a generalized weak solution to (0.3).
Random attractors for stochastic porous media equations perturbed by space-time linear multiplicative noise
In the previous section we observed that interaction between BH’s rotation and perpendicular component of the magnetic field causes complex twisting of the field lines and that a narrow zo ne of magnetic layers emerges above the horizon regardless the choice of the observer.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres