[ zoh-uh-jee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌzoʊ ə dʒiˈɒg rə fi /
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the science dealing with the geographical distribution of animals.
the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions.



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Origin of zoogeography

First recorded in 1865–70; zoo- + geography

OTHER WORDS FROM zoogeography

zo·o·ge·og·ra·pher, nounzo·o·ge·o·graph·ic [zoh-uh-jee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌzoʊ əˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk/, zo·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivezo·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for zoogeography

/ (ˌzəʊədʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /


the branch of zoology concerned with the geographical distribution of animals

Derived forms of zoogeography

zoogeographer, nounzoogeographic (ˌzəʊəˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk) or zoogeographical, adjectivezoogeographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for zoogeography

[ zō′ə-jē-ŏgrə-fē ]

The scientific study of the geographic distribution of animals. See more at biogeography.
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