zoolatrous

zoolatry

[zoh-ol-uh-tree]
noun
the worship of or excessive attention to animals.

Origin:
1810–20; zoo- + -latry

zoolater, noun
zoolatrous, adjective
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zoolatry (zəʊˈɒlətrɪ)
 
n
1.  (esp in ancient or primitive religions) the worship of animals as the incarnations of certain deities, symbols of particular qualities or natural forces, etc
2.  extreme or excessive devotion to animals, particularly domestic pets
 
zo'olater
 
n
 
zo'olatrous
 
adj

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