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 (zō-ŏl′ə-jē, zo͞o-)
n. pl. zo·ol·o·gies
1. The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
2. The animal life of a particular area or period: the zoology of Alaska; the zoology of the Pleistocene.
3. The characteristics of a particular animal group or category: the zoology of mammals.
4. A book or scholarly work on zoology.

zo·ol′o·gist n.
Usage Note: Traditionally, the first syllable of zoology has been pronounced as (zō), rhyming with toe. However, most likely due to the familiarity of the word zoo (which is merely a shortened form of zoological garden), the pronunciation of the first syllable as (zo͞o) is also commonly heard. In 1999, 88 percent of the Panelists found the (zō-) pronunciation acceptable, and 60 percent found the (zo͞o-) pronunciation acceptable, with 68 percent using the (zō-) pronunciation and 32 percent using the (zo͞o-) pronunciation in their own speech. Thus, while both pronunciations can be considered acceptable, the (zō-) pronunciation may be perceived as more scientific.
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(zoʊˈɒl ə dʒɪst)

a specialist in zoology.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animalszoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
bug-hunter, bugologist, entomologist - a zoologist who studies insects
ethologist - a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
herpetologist - a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians
ichthyologist - a zoologist who studies fishes
malacologist - a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks
mammalogist - one skilled in the study of mammals
bird watcher, ornithologist - a zoologist who studies birds
protozoologist - a zoologist who studies protozoans
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عالِم حَيواني
hayvan bilginizoolog


[zəʊˈɒlədʒɪst] Nzoólogo/a m/f
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[zuːˈɒlədʒɪst zəʊˈɒlədʒɪst] nzoologiste mf
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nZoologe m, → Zoologin f
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[zəʊˈɒlədʒɪst] nzoologo/a
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(zuˈolədʒi) noun
the scientific study of animals.
ˌzooˈlogical (zuəˈlo-) adjective
ˌzooˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
zoˈologist noun
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"Professor Challenger, the famous zoologist! Wasn't he the man who broke the skull of Blundell, of the Telegraph?"
It was a brave, good speech, a speech from that stanch and strong spirit which lay behind all the acidities and angularities of the old zoologist. Lord John rose and shook him by the hand.
many of the elder zoologists with a certain vestigial docility
In announcing in April that Wentworth would close, top administrators of the academy and college that includes federal lawmakers, business titans and a famous zoologist among its alumni cited waning enrollment, rising costs and an aging campus.
Daily Kibris quoted zoologist Mert Besiktas as saying that he had been asked to investigate reports claiming there were crocodiles in a reservoir near Kioneli, north of Nicosia.
Let's face it: We are fascinated by cannibalism, from Hannibal Lecter to the brain-eating zombies in "The Walking Dead." In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt writes about cannibalism with a delightful mixture of humor and scholarship.
ZOOLOGIST DIANE LEDDER'S CAREER took her to Zoo Miami as an educator, to the San Diego Zoo as zookeeper trainer, and to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where, as a curator, she worked with the bird, mammal and invertebrate collections--including "cockroaches and huge hairy tarantulas," she says.
London, United Kingdom, November 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Zoologist, writer and surrealist painter, Desmond Morris, has many 'firsts' to his name.
Zoologist Terry Mckeone, 27, said: "They don't house well with other fish, so we found some others to keep it company."
DEDICATED pupils at Sidney Stringer Academy were rewarded for their e"orts with a visit from a zoologist Social Science teachers nominated pupils from year 7 to 12 who, over the year, have shown passion and commitment for subjects.
Frustrated, he called up the local zoologist, and explained the situation.
Based loosely on the life of Konrad Lorenz, a renowned zoologist in the GDR, Kaltenburg engages the reader with compelling detail.