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zoology

zo·ol·o·gy

zoology

 
pronunciation:
zu a l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: zoologies
definition 1: the science and study of animals.
She's studying zoology because she hopes to help save animal species someday.
definition 2: the animal life of a particular region.
The zoology of the Amazon is spectacular and varied.
definition 3: the characteristics of a particular animal group.
The team is studying the zoology of the orangutan.
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The word zoology is formed from zoion, an ancient Greek word that means "animal," and the suffix "-ology," which means "the study of."
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