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[zoh-ol-uh-jee] /zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural zoologies.
the science or branch of biology dealing with animals.
a treatise on zoology.
the animal life of a particular region.
Origin of zoology
1660-70; zoo- + -logy Unabridged
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  • Wood was born in northern England in 1965 the son of a professor of zoology at Durham University who is also a priest.

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/zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ; zuː-/
noun (pl) -gies
the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
the fauna characteristic of a particular region
a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals
Derived Forms
zoological (ˌzəʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌzuːə-) adjective
zoologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for zoology

1660s, from Modern Latin zoologia, from Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + -logia "study" (see -logy).

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zoology in Science
  (zō-ŏl'ə-jē, z-ŏl'-)   
The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.
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zoology in Culture
zoology [(zoh-ol-uh-jee)]

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

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