|zoology (zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, zuː-)|
|—n , pl -gies|
|1.||the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history|
|2.||the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group|
|3.||the fauna characteristic of a particular region|
|4.||a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals|
|zoology (zō-ŏl'ə-jē, z-ŏl'-) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.