from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The laws of animal life collectively considered; the science which treats of the causes and relations of the phenomena of living animals; the vital economy of animals; animal physiology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The laws of animal life, or the science which treats of the phenomena of animal life, their causes and relations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology The laws of animal life, or the science which treats of the
phenomenaof animal life, their causes and relations.
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_productiveness_ is to the science of Life; and this being excluded, physiology or zoonomy would sink into chemistry, chemistry by the same process into mechanics, while mechanics themselves would lose the substantial principle, which, bending the lower extreme towards its apex, produces the organic circle of the sciences, and elevates them all into different arcs or stations of the one absolute science of Life.