zootechny

noun zo·o·tech·ny

Definition of zootechny

plural -es
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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