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[zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
of or relating to zoology.
relating to or concerned with animals.
Origin of zoological
1800-10; zoolog(y) + -ical
Related forms
zoologically, adverb
nonzoologic, adjective
nonzoological, adjective
nonzoologically, adverb
pseudozoological, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for zoological
  • It may even have a reasonable claim to being a work of zoological history too.
  • The question has emotion religious, zoological, social and fiscal undertones.
  • Veterinary medicine has a number of those same specialties, one of which is zoological medicine.
  • In wartime, the metaphors were zoological: mainly crocodiles and bears.
  • My parents did allow a hint of zoological indulgence.
  • It offers three crescent beaches, many museums and art galleries, a zoological park and planetarium.
  • Likewise, flighted guests find refuge on the grounds of zoological parks elsewhere.
Word Origin and History for zoological

1807, from zoology + -ical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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