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Zoology Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the branch of biology that studies animals

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch" ,
  • the branch of biology that studies animals

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Zoology Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Zoology is the science of studying animal life. It is part of biology. The word is pronounced Zō-ölogy, not Zoo-ology. Animal life is classified into groups called phyla, of which there are at least 30.

Zoologists are scientists who study animals. They may work in laboratories, or do field research. The methods are many and various. At the heart, they cover the structure, function, ecology and evolution of animals. The structure is investigated by dissection, and microscopic examination. The function is investigated by observation and experiment. Palaeontology supplies information about extinct animals. Zoologists may be employed by universities, museums, or by zoos.

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