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noun Anthropology.
  1. the scientific study of the way plants and animals are treated or used by different human cultures.
  2. (no longer in technical use) the doctrine that cultural behavior is determined biologically.
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Origin of ethnobiology

Related formseth·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


  1. the branch of biology involving the study of the uses of plants and animals in various human societies
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