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zoosemiotics

[zoh-uh-see-mee-ot-iks, -see-mahy-, -sem-ee-, -sem-ahy-] /ˌzoʊ əˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, -ˌsi maɪ-, -ˌsɛm i-, -ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of the sounds and signals used in animal communication, as song in birds or tail-wagging in dogs.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; zoo- + semiotics
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