Definition of zoology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//zuˈɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//zuˈɑːlədʒi//
; BrE BrE//zəʊˈɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//zoʊˈɑːlədʒi//
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the scientific study of animals and their behaviour compare biology, botany Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin zoologia (from zoo- from Greek zōion ‘animal’ + -logy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zoology