noun, plural zo·ol·o·gies.

  1. the science or branch of biology dealing with animals.
  2. a treatise on zoology.
  3. the animal life of a particular region.

noun plural -gies

  1. the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
  2. the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
  3. the fauna characteristic of a particular region
  4. a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals

1660s, from Modern Latin zoologia, from Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + -logia “study” (see -logy).

  1. The scientific study of organisms in the kingdom Animalia, including their growth and structure.

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

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