Zoology

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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 Zŏ-ology, 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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Zoology Sample Sentences in News


  • Blue blood on ice -- how an Antarctic octopus survives the cold
    ( BioMed Central ) An Antarctic octopus that lives in ice-cold water uses an unique strategy to transport oxygen in its blood, according to research published in Frontiers in Zoology. The study suggests that the octopus's specialized blood pigments could help to make it more resilient to climate change than Antarctic fish and other species of octopus. Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'
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    These pupils get close to the dolphin skeletons on display at the premiere of Humpback Whales, the newest 3D documentary in the Atlantic Ultimate Field Trip at the Digicel IMAX cinema. With them is Dr Wade Seukeran from the UWI Zoology Museum. Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'
  • Imperial War Museum at Duxford and Cambridge University Museum of Zoology win funding boosts
    Cambridge University's Museum of Zoology and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford are celebrating after they were awarded grants totalling £360,000. Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'

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