Definition of zootechny
1 : the scientific art of maintaining and improving animals under domestication including breeding, genetics, nutrition, and housing : the technology of animal husbandry
2 : methods and devices for capturing and utilizing animals especially as employed by nonliterate people
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Origin and Etymology of zootechny
International Scientific Vocabulary zo- + -techny; probably originally formed as French zootechnie
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