Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
  • noun The animal life of a particular area or period.
  • noun The characteristics of a particular animal group or category.
  • noun A book or scholarly work on zoology.

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  • 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.
  • noun a treatise on this science.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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_

    Practical Grammar and Composition

  • 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.

    Essays

  • 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.

    Lectures and Essays

  • 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.

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  • But I have degrees in zoology and 12 years 'experience handling animals.

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  • My college zoology is forty years past. but I remember a Roberts or Robertsons natural law that applies to all mammals.

    My wife and I disagree on how deer in the south are small compared to the deer up in the north.

  • My college zoology is forty years past. but I remember a Roberts or Robertsons natural law that applies to all mammals.

    My wife and I disagree on how deer in the south are small compared to the deer up in the north.

  • She holds a honors bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto, specializing in zoology and behavior.

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  • "Costly signal" theory is very common in zoology and biology/evolutionary theory.

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  • "Costly signal" theory is very common in zoology and biology/evolutionary theory.

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