Zoology

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Definition

noun

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals


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Zoology is the branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals. An individual that specializes in the field of zoology is called a zoologist. Aristotle is regarded as the father of zoology.

It has various sub-disciplines:

A closely related field is veterinary medicine. In particular, it is a branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and treatment of non-human animals.


Word origin: Greek zôion (“animal”) + lógos (“knowledge”)

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