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Worship of animals.
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1. (Alternative Belief Systems) (esp in ancient or primitive religions) the worship of animals as the incarnations of certain deities, symbols of particular qualities or natural forces, etc
2. (Zoology) extreme or excessive devotion to animals, particularly domestic pets
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zo•ol•a•try(zoʊˈɒl ə tri)
the worship of or excessive attention to animals.
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the worship of animal gods. Cf. theriomorphism. Also called zootheism. — zoolater, n.See also: Animals
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|Noun||1.||zoolatry - the worship of animals |
worship - the activity of worshipping
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