Definitions for zoologyzoʊˈɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

zo•ol•o•gyzoʊˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)

  1. the scientific study of animals, including characteristics, physiology, development, classification, etc.

    Category: Biology

Origin of zoology:

1660–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fauna, zoology(noun)

    all the animal life in a particular region or period

    "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

  2. zoology, zoological science(noun)

    the branch of biology that studies animals

Wiktionary

  1. zoology(Noun)

    that part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.

  2. zoology(Noun)

    a treatise on this science.

  3. Origin: From ζῷον + λόγος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zoology(noun)

    that part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct

  2. Zoology(noun)

    a treatise on this science

Freebase

  1. Zoology

    Zoology, occasionally spelled zoölogy, is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. The term is derived from Ancient Greek ζῷον, zōon, i.e. "animal" and λόγος, logos, i.e. "knowledge, study".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Zoology

    The study of animals - their morphology, growth, distribution, classification, and behavior.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

zoology(noun)

the scientific study of animals.

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