ethnobiological

ethnobiology

[eth-noh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
noun Anthropology.
1.
the scientific study of the way plants and animals are treated or used by different human cultures.
2.
the doctrine that cultural behavior is determined biologically, as by race: no longer in technical use.

Origin:
ethno- + biology

ethnobiological [eth-noh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
ethnobiologist, noun
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ethnobiology (ˌɛθnəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of biology involving the study of the uses of plants and animals in various human societies

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