zoology

Derivation

  • Greek: zoon, a living thing; logos, science)

Article

That branch of the science of biology which treats of animals. It includes entomology, the science of insects; herpetology, the science of serpents; ichthyology, the science of fishes and aquatic vertebrata; mammalogy, the science of mammals; and ornithology, the science of birds.

MLA Citation

  • “zoology”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2018. Web. 14 April 2021. <>