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zoology (n.)

"science of animals," 1660s, from Modern Latin zoologia, from Greek zoion "animal" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live") + -logia "study" (see -logy).

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Definitions of zoology from WordNet

zoology (n.)
all the animal life in a particular region or period;
the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
Synonyms: fauna
zoology (n.)
the branch of biology that studies animals;
Synonyms: zoological science
From wordnet.princeton.edu