Literally meaning: “spiny and thick because of an animal”
Origin: Anc Greek
ζώον/zoon=(a live thing, animal)
+άκανθα/acantha(=thorn, sharp spiny structure)
+(-ωσις)/(-osis )(=suffix denoting “process” or “state”)
Zoacanthosis is a dermatitis caused by hair, bristles, or stingers from an animal.