Ethology



[ee-thol-uh-jee, ih-thol-] /iˈθɒl ə dʒi, ɪˈθɒl-/

noun
1.
the study of animal behavior with emphasis on the behavioral patterns that occur in natural environments.
/ɪˈθɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the behaviour of animals in their normal environment
n.

late 17c., “mimicry,” from Latin ethologia, from Greek ethologia, from ethos “character” (see ethos). As a branch of zoology, from 1897.
ethology
(ĭ-thŏl’ə-jē, ē-thŏl’-)
The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.

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