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


  • Zoology Notes 001: vampire bats can run
    Vampire bats can run, with a top speed of more than 2 metres per second This is the first of what I hope will become a regular feature on Animal Magic , interesting zoological nuggets that are begging to be known more widely. I am calling these Zoological Notes , a nod to Charles Darwin’s eponymous zoological miscellany from the voyage of HMS Beagle. In the cour Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'
  • Mysterious Beach Creature Revealed
    Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Paul Collins at the Santa Barbara Natural History museum solves the mystery of the creature on East Beach. Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'
  • Auckland's part-time football players enjoy rare spoils away from their day jobs
    What do you get when you throw together a truck driver, cleaner, zoology student and a collection of other part-time Kiwi footballers?In the case of Auckland City FC, you get a multimillion-dollar-earning, world-conquering club... Read more on this news related to 'Zoology'

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