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 (ĭ-thŏl′ə-jē, ē-thŏl′-)
1. The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
2. The study of human ethos and its formation.

[French éthologie, from Latin ēthologia, art of depicting character, from Greek ēthologiā : ēthos, character; see ethos + logos, speech, expression; see -logy.]

eth′o·log′i·cal (ĕth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
e·thol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.ethologist - a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
animal scientist, zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals


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Originally educated as an ethologist, Lanterman's study of animal behavior spurred her lifelong artistic journey, which has resulted in works in various media, including found objects, cast plaster and wood.
Altruism is a selfless act, with no other benefit than to improve the state of the other," says Jennifer Mcclung, an ethologist at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
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The Italian philosopher and ethologist argues that human beings incorporate otherness through mimesis, a process that shapes both our biological life and our cultural sphere.
Explain that an ethologist is a scientist who studies animal behavior.
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Therefore, Wittgenstein naturalism is neither epistemological nor properly philosophical; moreover, Wittgenstein is a naturalistic philosopher when he describes human language in the same way an ethologist looks at animal behavior.
To make his own study of the grooves, Rico-Guevara with ethologist Kristiina Hurme coaxed 18 hummingbird species in the wild to sip on camera.
We might even say that in their exploration of animal territories Woolf and Lawrence display what the influential biologist and ethologist Jakob von Uexkiill described in the first decades of the twentieth century as the "Umwelt" of the animal: "All animal subjects," he writes, "from the simplest to the most complex, are inserted into their environments to the same degree of perfection.
As the French ethologist Dominique Lestel points out, research concerning great apes' linguistic ability always occur in the context of a communication between humans and apes in which humans are those who inquire (Lestel, 1998: 1006).
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