430. Zoology


See also 16. ANIMALS ; 44. BIOLOGY ; 45. BIRDS ; 61. BULLS and BULLFIGHTING ; 64. BUTTERFLIES ; 70. CATS ; 88. COCKS ; 125. DOGS ; 164. FISH ; 211. HORSES ; 225. INSECTS ; 302. ORGANISMS ; 353. REPTILES ; 374. SNAKES ; 423. WOLVES ; 427. WORMS .

acarology
a division of zoology that studies mites and ticks. — acarologist , n.
aestivation
estivation.
amphibiology
the branch of zoology that studies amphibians. — amphibiological , adj.
arachnology
a branch of zoology that studies spiders and other arachnids. Also called arachnidology, araneology . — arachnologist , n.
carcinology
the branch of zoology that studies crustaceans. — carcinologist , n.
cetology
the study of whales. — cetologist , n.
coadunation
the state or condition of being united by growth. — coadunate , adj.
coccidology
the branch of zoology that studies scales, mealy bugs, and other members of the family Coccidea.
conchology
the branch of zoology that studies the shells of mollusks. Also called malacology . — conchologist , n. conchological , adj.
crustaceology
the branch of zoology that studies crustaceans.
cynology
the branch of zoology that studies the dog, especially its natural history.
echinology
the branch of zoology that studies echinoderms.
entomology
the study of insects. — entomologist , n. entomologie , entomological, adj.
epimorphosis
development of an organism or form of animal life in which body segmentation is complete before hatching. — epimorphic , adj.
estivation, aestivation
the practice of certain animals of sleeping throughout the summer. Cf. hibernation .
gemmation
reproduction by budding. See also 54. BOTANY .
hibernation
the practice of certain animals of sleeping throughout the winter. Cf. estivation .
invertebracy
the state or quality of being invertebrate or without a backbone, as certain organisms, animals, etc; hence, spinelessness; exhibiting a lack of strength of character. — invertebrate , adj.
lepidopterology
the branch of entomology that studies butterflies. — lepidopterologist, lepidopterist , n.
malacology
conchology. — malacologist , n.
mammalogy
the branch of zoology that studies mammals. — mammalogist , n.
metamorphosis
a change or succession of changes in form during the life cycle of an animal, allowing it to adapt to different environmental conditions, as a caterpillar into a butterfly.
ornithology
the branch of zoology that studies birds. — ornithologist , n.
paleomammalogy, palaeomammalogy
the branch of zoology that studies the mammals of past geologic ages.
stirpiculture
selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural , adj.
taxonomy
a system of naming things, as plants or animals. — taxonomist , n. taxonomie , adj.
vivipara
pl. animals whose young are bom live, as mammals. — viviparity , n. viviparous , adj.
zoogeography
1. the study of the geographical distribution of animals.
2. the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions. — zoogeographer , n.
zoonomia
zoonomy.
zoonomy, zoonomia
the laws of animal life or the animal kingdom. — zoonomist , n. zoonomic , adj.
zoopathology
the study or science of the diseases of animals; animal pathology. Also zoopathy.
zoopathy
zoopathology.
zoophysiology
the physiology of animals, as distinct from that of humans.
zoophytology
the branch of zoology concerned with the zoophytes. — zoophytological , adj.
zootaxy
zoological classification; the scientific classification of animals.

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