View synonyms for zoological


[ zoh-uh-loj-i-kuhl ]


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

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Other Words From

  • zoo·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • nonzo·o·logic adjective
  • nonzo·o·logi·cal adjective
  • nonzo·o·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • pseudo·zoo·logi·cal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of zoological1

First recorded in 1800–10; zoolog(y) + -ical
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Example Sentences

The next day, Cajal countered with a precise, forceful rebuttal, detailing his work on “nearly all the organs of the nervous system and on a large number of zoological species.”

The short version is that it seems on the one hand zoological and on the other hand reductionist.

Zoological gardens and “wild beast shows” had for him attractions which were quite irresistible.

He used to look on me, I remember, as an amusing sort of animal out of the Zoological Gardens.

It was a magnificent bald eagle—the first I had ever seen outside of a zoological garden.

For thirty years or more he had gone about the hazardous enterprise of supplying zoological gardens and circuses with wild beasts.

To Jack and Fred he seemed fully four times the size of the largest black bear they had ever seen in any zoological garden.


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zoolatryzoological garden