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zoolatry

[zoh-ol-uh-tree] /zoʊˈɒl ə tri/
noun
1.
the worship of or excessive attention to animals.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; zoo- + -latry
Related forms
zoolater, noun
zoolatrous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zoolatrous

zoolatry

/zəʊˈɒlətrɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
zoolater, noun
zoolatrous, adjective
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