Definition of zoonite in English:

zoonite

noun

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". Now historical and rare.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

zoonite

/ˈzuː(ə)nʌɪt//ˈzəʊənʌɪt/