zoogeography

noun
zoo·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌzō-ə-jē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \

Definition of zoogeography

: a branch of biogeography concerned with the geographic distribution of animals and especially with the determination of the areas characterized by specific groups of animals and the study of the causes and significance of such groups

Other Words from zoogeography

zoogeographer \ ˌzō-​ə-​jē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ noun
zoogeographic \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ or zoogeographical \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ adjective
zoogeographically \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of zoogeography

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zoogeography

probably borrowed from German Zoogeographie, from zoo- zoo- + Geographie geography

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The first known use of zoogeography was in 1851

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“Zoogeography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoogeography. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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zoogeography

noun
zoo·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌzō-ə-jē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \
plural zoogeographies

Medical Definition of zoogeography

: a branch of biogeography concerned with the geographical distribution of animals and especially with the determination of the areas characterized by special groups of animals and the study of the causes and significance of such groups

Other Words from zoogeography

zoogeographic \ -​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ or zoogeographical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ adjective
zoogeographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)le How to pronounce zoogeography (audio) \ adverb

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