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noun
Zona  n.  (pl. zonae)  A zone or band; a layer.
Zona pellucida. (Biol.)
(a)
The outer transparent layer, or envelope, of the ovum. It is a more or less elastic membrane with radiating striae, and corresponds to the cell wall of an ordinary cell.
(b)
The zona radiata.
Zona radiata (Biol.), a radiately striated membrane situated next the yolk of an ovum, or separated from it by a very delicate membrane only.






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"Zona" Quotes from Famous Books



... all the lofty mounts of Zona Mundi That fill the midst of farthest Tartary Turn'd into pearl and proffer'd for my stay, I would not bide the fury of my father, When, made a victor in these haughty arms, He comes and finds his sons have had no shares In all the honours ...
— Tamburlaine the Great, Part II. • Christopher Marlowe

... had been but little in Monterey. As became a young captain of contrabandistas who longed to prove that he deserved to wear his spurs, his time had been passed for the most part in making handsome dashes from the Zona Libre into the interior. Already the fame of his brilliant exploits was great along the frontier; already to the luckless officers of the contraresguardo his name was a mocking and a reproach. What with his knowledge of the mountain paths and hiding-places, his boldness and his prudence, his ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 10 • Various



Words linked to "Zona" :   zona pellucida, structure, complex body part, general anatomy, zonula, zone, bodily structure



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