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