Zoo semiotics

zoosemiotics

[zoh-uh-see-mee-ot-iks, -see-mahy-, -sem-ee-, -sem-ahy-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the sounds and signals used in animal communication, as song in birds or tail-wagging in dogs.

Origin:
1960–65; zoo- + semiotics

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