zoology

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

Definition of zoology

  1. 1 :  a branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals

  2. 2a :  animal life (as of a region) :  faunab :  the properties and vital phenomena exhibited by an animal, animal type, or group

zoologist

play \zō-ˈä-lə-jist, zə-ˈwä-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of zoology

New Latin zoologia, from zo- + -logia -logy

Other Zoology Terms


ZOOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

zoology

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Definition of zoology for English Language Learners

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


ZOOLOGY Defined for Kids

zoology

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noun zo·ol·o·gy \zō-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of zoology for Students

  1. 1 :  a branch of biology concerned with the study of animals and animal life

  2. 2 :  animal life (as of a region) the zoology of Australia


Medical Dictionary

zoology

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noun zo·ol·o·gy \zō-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of zoology

plural

zoologies

  1. 1:  a branch of biology that deals with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals

  2. 2:  the properties and vital phenomena exhibited by an animal, animal type, or group



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