plural -es
: the scientific art of maintaining and improving animals under domestication including breeding, genetics, nutrition, and housing : the technology of animal husbandry
: methods and devices for capturing and utilizing animals especially as employed by nonliterate people

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary zo- + -techny; probably originally formed as French zootechnie

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“Zootechny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zootechny. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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