HyperDic: zoology

English > 2 senses of the word zoology:
NOUNgroupzoology, faunaall the animal life in a particular region or period
cognitionzoology, zoological sciencethe branch of biology that studies animals
zoology > pronunciation
Soundszowaa'lahjhiy
RhymesAgee ... virology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > zoology: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAll the animal life in a particular region or period.
Example "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
Synonymfauna
Member ofbiota, biologyAll the plant and animal life of a particular region
Membersanimal groupA group of animals
NarroweravifaunaThe birds of a particular region or period
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Oppositevegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Spanishfauna
Catalanfauna
English > zoology: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe branch of biology that studies animals.
Synonymzoological science
Category ofacaudate, acaudallacking a tail or taillike appendage
alularpertaining to alulae
ambulacralpertaining to the ambulacra of radial echinoderms
ametabolic, ametabolousUndergoing slight or no metamorphosis
anguineOf or related to or resembling a snake
annelid, annelidanrelating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
anserineOf or resembling a goose
anuran, batrachian, salientianrelating to frogs and toads
arachnoid, arachnidian, spidery, spiderlike, spiderlyrelating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
araneidal, araneidanrelating to or resembling a spider
arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodousOf or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropoda
artiodactyl, artiodactylous, even-toedOf or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla
avianpertaining to or characteristic of birds
bivalve, bivalvedUsed of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
brachiateHaving arms or armlike appendages
canineOf or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
carangidOf or relating to fish of the family Carangidae
caudate, caudatedHaving a tail or taillike appendage
cloaca(zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
cold-bloodedHaving cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
collar(zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
colonial, compoundComposed of many distinct / distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
disjunctHaving deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
estivation, aestivation(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer
filariidOf or relating to or belonging to the family Filariidae
hood(zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
invertebrate, spinelesslacking a backbone or spinal column
jointedHaving joints or jointed segments
mantle, pallium(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
metabolic, metabolousUndergoing metamorphosis
metameric, segmental, segmentedHaving the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
naturalist, natural scientistA biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
oviparousegg-laying
ovoviviparousproducing living young from eggs that hatch within the body
pedateHaving or resembling a foot
plastron(zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
protective colorationcoloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
scaly, scaley, scaledHaving the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
siphon, syphonA tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
univalveUsed of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.
unjointedWithout joints or jointed segments
unsegmented, nonsegmentalHaving a body that is not divided into segments
vagileHaving freedom to move about
venation, venous blood system(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
vertebrateHaving a backbone or spinal column
viviparous, live-bearingproducing living young (not eggs)
warm-bloodedHaving warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
Narrowerentomology, bugologyThe branch of zoology that studies insects
ethologyThe branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
herpetologyThe branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
ichthyologyThe branch of zoology that studies fishes
malacologyThe branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
mammalogyThe branch of zoology that studies mammals
oologyThe branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
ornithologyThe branch of zoology that studies birds
paleozoology, palaeozoologyThe study of fossil animals
protozoologyThe branch of zoology that studies protozoans
Broaderbiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Spanishzoología
Catalanzoologia
Adjectiveszoologicalconcerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
Nounszoologista specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals

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