[zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l]


of or relating to zoology.
relating to or concerned with animals.

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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Examples from the Web for zoological

Historical Examples of zoological

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

  • 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper