zoology

[zoh-ol-uh-jee]
noun, plural zoologies.
1.
the science or branch of biology dealing with animals.
2.
a treatise on zoology.
3.
the animal life of a particular region.

Origin:
1660–70; zoo- + -logy

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zoology (zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, zuː-)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
2.  the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
3.  the fauna characteristic of a particular region
4.  a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals
 
zoological
 
adj
 
zo'ologist
 
n

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zoology
1669, from Mod.L. zoologia, from Gk. zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -logia "study," from logos "word." Zoologist first recorded 1663.
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Science Dictionary
zoology   (zō-ŏl'ə-jē, z-ŏl'-)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.
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Cultural Dictionary
zoology [(zoh-ol-uh-jee)]

The scientific study and classification of animals. (See Linnean classification.)

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