[ eth-noh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /
the scientific study of the way plants and animals are treated or used by different human cultures.
(no longer in technical use) the doctrine that cultural behavior is determined biologically.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ethnobiologyeth·no·bi·o·log·i·cal [eth-noh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveeth·no·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ethnobiology
/ (ˌɛθnəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of biology involving the study of the uses of plants and animals in various human societies
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