Meaning of zoonite in English:

zoonite

noun

historical, rare Zoology
  • A body segment of an articulated or segmented animal, especially such a segment regarded as a distinct organism; a metamere or somite. Compare "zonite".

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French zoonite, irregularly from ancient Greek ζῷον animal + French -ite.

Pronunciation

zoonite

/ˈzəʊənʌɪt/ /ˈzuː(ə)nʌɪt/