from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to animals or animal life.
  • adj. Of or relating to the science of zoology.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to, animals.
  • adj. Of, or relating to, zoology.


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From zoology + -ical


  • * More than any other person in zoological writing, Olson has produced an impressive list of scathing quotes and insults.

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  • This aspect of the study I term zoological geography, and it is that which would be of most interest to the resident or travelling naturalist, as it would give him, in the most direct and compact form, an indication of the numbers and kinds of animals he might expect to meet with. [

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • And the old Russian "zoological" nationalism was satisfied by this primitive solution of the problem.

    The Shield

  • And here -- with "zoological" and "geological" in his mind, but not ready to his tongue -- the small scholar has innocently gone and let out a couple of secrets which ought never to have been divulged in any circumstances:

    What Is Man? and Other Essays

  • "And I observe, moreover, that you are not wearing exactly an English nurse's uniform, and that you have what I might venture to call a zoological badge.

    Simon Called Peter

  • If we start with what might be called "zoological" races or strains differing, for instance, in their hair (woolly-haired Africans, straight-haired

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • A female giant panda ate bamboo during her debut appearance at Ueno zoological park in Tokyo on April 1, the park's first day of reopening since the March 11 disaster.

    One Month After the Quake

  • He was calling himself a “zoological anthropologist.”

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • But, she notes that she is currently working on the description of a new reptile from the region, so zoological discovery continues, even in a fairly well-known part of the world.

    A Strange Fish from Yap

  • Leaning on one gilt-bound book and balancing another on his knee, Bonnier poses before one of his famous scientific cabinets, filled with zoological specimens and mechanical models, while his actual tableau mécanique , an ingenious painted metal scene with over 60 moving parts, is exhibited alongside.

    With All the Time in the World


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