from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of animals; the natural history of the animal kingdom; the body of fact and doctrine derived from the scientific study of that series of organisms whose highest term is man: correlated with phytology (or botany) as one of the two main branches of biology.
  • noun Zoögraphy; the written description of animals; a treatise on animals, especially a systematic treatise, or zoölogical system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A treatise on this science.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of zoology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period


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