American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
- n. The animal life of a particular area or period: the zoology of Alaska; the zoology of the Pleistocene.
- n. The characteristics of a particular animal group or category: the zoology of mammals.
- n. A book or scholarly work on zoology.
- From Ancient Greek ζῷον (zōon, "animal") + λόγος (logos, "knowledge") (Wiktionary)
“Adonis _Adonis_ apropos _apropo_ bowsprit _bowsprit_ brooch _broch_ not _broosh_ compromise _compromize_ jowl _jol_, not like _owl_ molecular _molecular_ ogle _ogle_ trow _tro_ vocable _vocable_ zoology _zoology_, not _zoo_”
“For the purposes of the present discourse, however, I shall recognise none of these titles save the last, which I shall employ as the equivalent of botanist, and I shall use the term zoology as denoting the whole doctrine of animal life, in contradistinction to botany, which signifies the whole doctrine of vegetable life.”
“For the purpose of the present discourse, however, I shall recognise none of these titles save the last, which I shall employ as the equivalent of botanist, and I shall use the term zoology as denoting the whole doctrine of animal life, in contradistinction to botany, which signifies the whole doctrine of vegetable life.”
“My college zoology is forty years past. but I remember a Roberts or Robertsons natural law that applies to all mammals.”
“She holds a honors bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto, specializing in zoology and behavior.”
“But I have degrees in zoology and 12 years 'experience handling animals.”
“Costly signal" theory is very common in zoology and biology/evolutionary theory.”
“She graduated from U.C.L.A. with a degree in zoology in 1940, and then began working toward a graduate degree.”
“It was devoted exclusively to laboratory research in zoology, botany, biochemistry, and physiology.”
“A 1992 graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a doctorate in zoology, she has made a name for herself among other ratfish experts.”
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