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zoology

noun zo·ol·o·gy \zō-ˈä-lə-jē, zə-ˈwä-\

: the branch of science that involves the study of animals and animal behavior

Full Definition of ZOOLOGY

1
:  a branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals
2
a :  animal life (as of a region) :  fauna
b :  the properties and vital phenomena exhibited by an animal, animal type, or group
zo·ol·o·gist \-jist\ noun
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Origin of ZOOLOGY

New Latin zoologia, from zo- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1669

Other Zoology Terms

altruism, integument
ZOOLOGY Defined for Kids

zoology

noun zo·ol·o·gy \zō-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of ZOOLOGY for Kids

1
:  a branch of biology concerned with the study of animals and animal life
2
:  animal life (as of a region) <the zoology of Australia>
Medical Dictionary

zoology

noun zo·ol·o·gy \zō-ˈäl-ə-jē\
plural zo·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of ZOOLOGY

1
:  a branch of biology that deals with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals
2
:  the properties and vital phenomena exhibited by an animal, animal type, or group

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