Zoology definition

zō-ŏlə-jē, zo͝o-
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The animal life of a particular area or period.

The zoology of Alaska; the zoology of the Pleistocene.

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The branch of biology that deals with animals, their life, structure, growth, classification, etc.
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The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.
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Zoology is defined as the scientific study of animals.
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The characteristics of a particular animal group or category.

The zoology of mammals.

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A book or scholarly work on zoology.
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A person who studies zoology is known as a zoologist.
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There is evidence to suggest that zoology has existed since the time of Ancient Greece and Aristotle.
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Darwin’s theory of evolution improved the study of zoology in leaps and bounds and was the beginning of modern day zoology.

A course that teaches about the biology of animals is an example of zoology.

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A treatise on this science.
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The animal life of an area; fauna.
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The characteristics or properties of an animal or animal group.
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The study of zoology is a vast field, and there are many individual fields of zoology that a person can specialize in rather than holding a general degree as a zoologist.
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A zoologist who specializes in the study of fish is called a zoologist, but is properly known as an ichthyologist. A zoologist whose primary focus is the study of mammals would technically be a mammalogist.
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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.
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The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
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The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zoology
Plural:
zologies, zoologies

Origin of zoology

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

    From Wiktionary