zoological

adjective

zoo·​log·​i·​cal ˌzō-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce zoological (audio)
variants or less commonly zoologic
1
: of, relating to, or concerned with zoology
2
: of, relating to, or affecting lower animals often as distinguished from humans
zoologically adverb

Examples of zoological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there was more to the tweet than a zoological judgment. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Crucially, this process takes the job of captive breeding out of the hands of zoological institutions and democratizes a so-far prohibitively expensive process. Matthew Ponsford, WIRED, 19 Mar. 2024 Her mom, Nadirah, and aunts, Luna and Stella, were also born at the Florida park, which is a leading zoological institution accredited by the gold-standard Association of Zoos and Aquariums. USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024 Disney's Animal Kingdom seems to build upon the island's zoological theme with interactive and immersive animal exhibits. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 23 June 2023 By 1824, John Edmonstone settled in Edinburgh, and started working for the University of Edinburgh’s zoological museum. Popular Science, 6 Dec. 2023 But the critters’ relevance is more than zoological. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Located on Bay Lake near Magic Kingdom Park, Discovery Island was once a lively zoological attraction. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 29 July 2023 Aaron Goodwin, assistant zoological manager at the Dallas Zoo, said the tarantula most likely to be seen is the Texas brown tarantula, which is the most common species in Texas and other states in the South. Sonia Rao, Dallas News, 7 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

zoology + -ical

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of zoological was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Zoological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoological. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

zoological

adjective
zoo·​log·​i·​cal ˌzō-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce zoological (audio)
: of, relating to, or concerned with zoology

Medical Definition

zoological

adjective
zoo·​log·​i·​cal ˌzō-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce zoological (audio)
variants also zoologic
1
: of, relating to, or occupied with zoology
2
: of, relating to, or affecting lower animals often as distinguished from humans
zoological infections

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