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Zeitgeist

The general intellectual and cultural climate of taste characteristic of an era.

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Zar

A general term applied in Ethiopia, Somalia, Egypt, Sudan, Iran and other North African and middle eastern societies to the…

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Zaleplon

A nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic medication used in the short-term treatment of insomnia. Marketed under the brand name sonata.

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Zygomorphous

With bilateral symmetry, i.e. either side of an (imaginary) central line being a mirror image of the other.

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Zygomorphic

With bilateral symmetry, i.e. either side of an (imaginary) central line being a mirror image of the other. Bilaterally symmetrical,…

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Zoochory

Distribution by animal vector, either external on the coat or legs (ectozoochory) or internal, through the gut (endozoochory).

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Zonoaperturate

(In pollen) grain with apertures in equatorial zone: may be zonocolpate, zonocolporate, zono- (or zona-)sulcate or zonoporate.

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Zonation

The sequence of vegetation types in three dimensions (not in time); for example, bands of vegetation at different altitudes of…