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Meaning of zoology by Wiktionary Dictionary

zoology


    Alternative forms

    • zoölogy

    Etymology

    From Ancient Greek ζῷον ( zōon, “animal” ) + λόγος ( logos, “knowledge” )

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /zəʊˈɒlədʒi/, X-SAMPA: /z@U"Ql@dZi/
    • ( UK ) \Zo*["o]l"o*gy\
    • ( US ) IPA: /zoʊˈɑlədʒi/
    • ( US ) ( non standard ) IPA: /zuˈɑlədʒi/

    Noun

    zoology ( plural: zoologies )

    1. 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. a treatise on this science .

    Derived terms



Explanation of zoology by Wordnet Dictionary

zoology


    Noun
    1. the branch of biology that studies animals

    2. all the animal life in a particular region or period

    3. the zoology of the Pliocene epoch


    Definition of zoology by GCIDE Dictionary

    zoology


    1. Zoology n.; pl. Zoologies [Zoo- + -logy: cf. F. zoologie. See Zodiac.]

      1. 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. A treatise on this science.