zoological science


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Noun1.zoological science - the branch of biology that studies animals
siphon, syphon - a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
hood - (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
plastron - (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
pallium, mantle - (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
cloaca - (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
venous blood system, venation - (zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
bugology, entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
ethology - the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
herpetology - the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
ichthyology - the branch of zoology that studies fishes
malacology - the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
mammalogy - the branch of zoology that studies mammals
oology - the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
ornithology - the branch of zoology that studies birds
protozoology - the branch of zoology that studies protozoans
palaeozoology, paleozoology - the study of fossil animals
natural scientist, naturalist - a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
aestivation, estivation - (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
vagile - having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"
caudate, caudated - having a tail or taillike appendage
acaudal, acaudate - lacking a tail or taillike appendage
metabolous, metabolic - undergoing metamorphosis
ametabolic, ametabolous - undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
univalve - used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.
bivalve, bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
vertebrate - having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals"
invertebrate, spineless - lacking a backbone or spinal column; "worms are an example of invertebrate animals"
live-bearing, viviparous - producing living young (not eggs)
oviparous - egg-laying
ovoviviparous - producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body
warm-blooded - having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
alular - pertaining to alulae
ambulacral - pertaining to the ambulacra of radial echinoderms
anguine - of or related to or resembling a snake
annelid, annelidan - relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
anserine - of or resembling a goose
anuran, batrachian, salientian - relating to frogs and toads
arachnidian, arachnoid, spiderlike, spiderly, spidery - relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
araneidal, araneidan - relating to or resembling a spider
arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodous - of or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropoda
artiodactyl, artiodactylous, even-toed - of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla
avian - pertaining to or characteristic of birds
canine - of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
carangid - of or relating to fish of the family Carangidae
filariid - of or relating to or belonging to the family Filariidae
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