What does zoology mean?

Definitions for zoology
zoʊˈɒl ə dʒizo·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fauna, zoologynoun

    all the animal life in a particular region or period

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

  2. zoology, zoological sciencenoun

    the branch of biology that studies animals

Wiktionary

  1. zoologynoun

    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. zoologynoun

    a treatise on this science.

  3. Etymology: From ζῷον + λόγος

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Zoologynoun

    A treatise concerning living creatures.

    Etymology: of ζῶον and λογος.

Wikipedia

  1. Zoology

    Zoology () is the branch of biology that studies the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems. The term is derived from Ancient Greek ζῷον, zōion ('animal'), and λόγος, logos ('knowledge', 'study').Although humans have always been interested in the natural history of the animals they saw around them, and made use of this knowledge to domesticate certain species, the formal study of zoology can be said to have originated with Aristotle. He viewed animals as living organisms, studied their structure and development, and considered their adaptations to their surroundings and the function of their parts. The Greek physician Galen studied human anatomy and was one of the greatest surgeons of the ancient world, but after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the onset of the Early Middle Ages, the Greek tradition of medicine and scientific study went into decline in Western Europe, although it continued in the medieval Islamic world. Modern zoology has its origins during the Renaissance and early modern period, with Carl Linnaeus, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Hooke, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel and many others. The study of animals has largely moved on to deal with form and function, adaptations, relationships between groups, behaviour and ecology. Zoology has increasingly been subdivided into disciplines such as classification, physiology, biochemistry and evolution. With the discovery of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953, the realm of molecular biology opened up, leading to advances in cell biology, developmental biology and molecular genetics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zoologynoun

    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. Zoologynoun

    a treatise on this science

  3. Etymology: [Zoo- + -logy: cf. F. zoologie. See Zodiac.]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zoology

    zō-ol′ō-ji, n. the science of animal life included along with Botany within the science of Biology. The various departments of zoological study are the Morphological, Physiological, Historical, and the Ætiological.—adj. Zoolog′ical.—adv. Zoolog′ically.—n. Zool′ogist, one versed in zoology.—Zoological gardens, a place where wild animals are kept for public exhibition. [Gr. zōon, an animal, logialegein, to speak.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Zoology

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoology in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of zoology in a Sentence

  1. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    As in zoology, monsters exist in art. It is the pervert of the formation of words, lines, colors, and sounds.

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