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[zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
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  1. of or relating to zoology.
  2. relating to or concerned with animals.
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Often zo·o·log·ic.

Origin of zoological

First recorded in 1800–10; zoolog(y) + -ical
Related formszo·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·zo·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·zo·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·zo·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·zo·o·log·i·cal, adjective
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Related Words for zoological

natural, bodily, wild, brute, mammalian, beastly, bestial, corporeal, earthly, earthy, feral, fleshy, muscular, physical, sensual, untamed, brutish, zoological

Examples from the Web for zoological

Historical Examples of zoological

  • He is a zoological fact, with his parallel in every herd of prairie dogs.

    Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle

    H. N. Brailsford

  • Zoological morphology is the doctrine of animal form or structure.

    On the Study of Zoology

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • His zoological information is, so far, knowledge and not mere hear-say.

    On the Study of Zoology

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • They had gone to the Zoological Gardens, and would not be back till late.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Take a trip to the Zoological Gardens and see these animals.

    Where We Live

    Emilie Van Beil Jacobs

Word Origin and History for zoological


1807, from zoology + -ical.

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