zoo·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌzō-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or less commonly zoologic \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik \

Definition of zoological 

1 : of, relating to, or concerned with zoology
2 : of, relating to, or affecting lower animals often as distinguished from humans

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zoologically \ ˌzō-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 2:16 Massive crocodile eats a snack Advertisement Travis Correll, zoological operations manager at Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, feeds Utan, King of the Crocs. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "A crocodile ripped off the arm of a bride-to-be. She refused to delay the wedding," 8 May 2018 The zoological term primate refers to the order of mammals that includes humans, gorillas, apes, gibbons, and monkeys, among other species. Brett Clarkson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Zoo Miami's oldest primate, a gibbon called Prisilla, dies at almost 50," 5 June 2018 Soon after the trial, Johnson embarked on a quest to track down Rist, identify his network of buyers and recover for the museum thousands of still-missing feathers, vital tools for DNA extraction and other important zoological research. Joshua Hammer, New York Times, "The Man Who Stole Bird Feathers," 1 June 2018 As one of the country’s finest zoological attractions, the Milwaukee County Zoo will educate, entertain and inspire you! Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Insider Tour at The Milwaukee Zoo," 16 Apr. 2018 By 1857, the East India Company’s London zoological museum boasted insect specimens from across the colonial world, including from Ceylon, India, Java and Nepal. Rohan Deb Roy, Smithsonian, "Science Still Bears the Fingerprints of Colonialism," 10 Apr. 2018 His wife, Iris, is a lifetime trustee of the zoological society. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Metroparks launches "Time to Explore" campaign (photos)," 11 Apr. 2018 This raises the question if even historical scientific names dedicated to dictators should be changed, which is usually not permitted under the zoological nomenclature rules. Michael Ohl, BostonGlobe.com, "From the Hitler beetle to the Beyoncé fly," 8 Apr. 2018 From there, Tyonek was transported by truck to SeaWorld San Antonio where he was lowered into a pool into the park’s zoological support area. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "Beluga whale calf makes 4,000-mile trip from Alaska to SeaWorld San Antonio," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of zoological

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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zoo·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌzō-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \

Kids Definition of zoological

: of or relating to zoology zoological classification


zoo·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌzō-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl \
variants: also zoologic \ -​ik \

Medical Definition of zoological 

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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