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The domestication, breeding, and improvement of animals; the technology of animal husbandry.

[zoo- + Greek tekhnē, art; see technical.]

zo′o·tech′ni·cal adj.
zo′o·tech·ni′cian (-nĭsh′ən) n.


(Breeds) the science of breeding animals


the principles of animal husbandry. Also spelled zootechnics. — zootechnician, n. — zootechnical, adj.
See also: Animals
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Of the 12 sections of the exhibition, the Crown Domain ranged only from 7: agriculture, sericulture-hunting, horticulture-viticulture, zootechny, mining, quarrying and industry (Mitu, 2011: 325-330).
Sotomayor graduated with honors as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny in the Veterinary Medicine Faculty from the State University of Guayaquil in Ecuador.
In this experiment, we employed outbreed male and female Wistar-Han rats, three-to four-month-old, obtained from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny biotery, University of Tocantins, Brazil.