ethologically

ethology

[ee-thol-uh-jee, ih-thol-]
noun
the study of animal behavior with emphasis on the behavioral patterns that occur in natural environments.

Origin:
1895–1900; earlier, as the study of relations between an organism and its environment < French éthologie, coined by French zoologist I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805–61); see ethos, -logy

ethological [ee-thuh-loj-i-kuhl, eth-uh-] , adjective
ethologically, adverb
ethologist, noun
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ethology (ɪˈθɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the behaviour of animals in their normal environment
 
[C17 (in the obsolete sense: mimicry): via Latin from Greek ēthologia, from ēthos character; current sense, C19]
 
ethological
 
adj
 
etho'logically
 
adv
 
e'thologist
 
n

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ethology
from Gk. ethologia, from ethos "character" (see ethos).
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ethology   (ĭ-thŏl'ə-jē, ē-thŏl'-)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
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