Definition of zoological in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌzōəˈläjək(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˌzo͞oəˈläjək(ə)l/


1Relating to zoology: zoological classification
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  • At this time, because the main taxonomic criteria were skeletal, there was no discrepancy between zoological and paleontological classifications.
  • Some items have survived in zoological institutes and natural history museums in Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, and Amsterdam, as well as in the British Museum in London.
  • In so doing, measures of physiological variables continue to offer fresh insights into other fields of zoological research, and so bring about new intercourse between physiological-ecology and other disciplines.
1.1Relating to animals: eighty zoological woodcuts
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  • An entire cable channel is devoted to animals, and zoological documentaries appear frequently on other networks.
  • Displaying exotic people and animals as representatives of a racial and zoological hierarchy, circuses helped popularize scientific theories concerning racial difference.
  • In a previous life, I was a camp counsellor and I had heard rumours about some cats (in the jazz rather than the zoological sense) who had set up camp in the trees around campus.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Because of the breadth of content of the book, it should appeal both to botanically and zoologically minded readers, as well as to those explicitly interested in plant - animal interactions.
  • Is the threat of avian flu ‘the monster at our door’ or, to use an alternative and zoologically mixed metaphor, a frightened chicken crying wolf?

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Syllabification: zo·o·log·i·cal

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