ethnobiology


eth·no·bi·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌeth-nō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of ETHNOBIOLOGY

:  the interdisciplinary study of how human cultures interact with and use their native plants and animals
eth·no·bi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
eth·no·bi·ol·o·gist \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of ETHNOBIOLOGY

1940

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