Definitions for: Zoology


[n] the branch of biology that studies animals



Webster (1913) Definition: Zo*["o]l"o*gy, n.; pl. Zo["o]logies. [Zo["o]- +
-logy: cf. F. zoologie. See Zodiac.]
1. 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.

2. A treatise on this science.

Synonyms: zoological science

See Also: biological science, biology, entomology, ethology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, ornithology, palaeozoology, paleozoology, protozoology

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