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zootechnics

[ zoh-uh-tek-niks ]
/ ˌzoʊ əˈtɛk nɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the breeding and domestication of animals; the technology of animal husbandry.

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Also zo·o·tech·ny [zoh-uh-tek-nee] /ˌzoʊ əˈtɛk ni/ .

Origin of zootechnics

First recorded in 1860–65; zoo- + technics

OTHER WORDS FROM zootechnics

zo·o·tech·ni·cal [zoh-uh-tek-ni-kuhl] /ˌzoʊ əˈtɛk nɪ kəl/ adjectivezo·o·tech·ni·cian [zoh-uh-tek-nish-uhn], /ˌzoʊ ə tɛkˈnɪʃ ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for zootechnics

zootechnics
/ (ˌzəʊəˈtɛknɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the science concerned with the domestication and breeding of animals
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