Zoology



the science or branch of biology dealing with animals.
a treatise on zoology.
the animal life of a particular region.
Contemporary Examples

Wood was born in northern England in 1965 the son of a professor of zoology at Durham University who is also a priest.
James Wood Gets Personal Jimmy So December 20, 2012

Historical Examples

Lavrille, “the grand mogul of zoology,” reduced science to a catalogue of names.
Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

Not until 1895 was there question of his appointment to the chair of zoology in Erlangen.
At the Deathbed of Darwinism Eberhard Dennert

He published the first edition of his “British zoology” in 1761.
A Biographical Sketch of some of the Most Eminent Individuals which the Principality of Wales has produced since the Reformation Robert Williams

Greater than Geology and zoology, as humanity is above the rocks and animals.
How to Become Rich William Windsor

Having heard that I was interested in natural science, it occurred to him to offer to give me lessons in zoology.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff

The whole school studied Botany and zoology with Mr. Benjamin.
The Cricket Marjorie Cooke

A cold note from Dr. —— saying that he cannot undertake the responsibility of advising me to give up journalism for zoology.
The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

But if we accept that proposition, we descend to zoology, and that I do not wish to do.
Fair Haven and Foul Strand August Strindberg

In this sense, each of the successive species that paleontology and zoology describes was a success carried off by life.
Creative Evolution Henri Bergson

noun (pl) -gies
the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
the fauna characteristic of a particular region
a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals
n.

1660s, from Modern Latin zoologia, from Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + -logia “study” (see -logy).
zoology
(zō-ŏl’ə-jē, z-ŏl’-)
The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.
zoology [(zoh-ol-uh-jee)]

The scientific study and classification of animals. (See Linnean classification.)

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