cynology

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cyno- +‎ -logy

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cynology (uncountable)

  1. The study of dogs.
    • 1892, The Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Archives,
      Professor Mills has done excellent work in his course on "Cynology, the Dog and his Diseases," a subject hitherto only taught incidentally in any college ...
    • 1951, The American Mercury,
      Students of cynology can trace in the dictionary the dog's remarkable rise in the public esteem in this century.
    • 1985, The Complete Dog Book, published by the American Kennel Club,
      The annals of cynology make no further mention of the breed until 1901 when a combined Rottweiler and Leonberger Club was formed.
    • 1990, Austin Farrer, in his introduction to G. W. Leibniz’ Theodicy; quoted in Charles Taliaferro’s 2005 Evidence and Faith,
      Now neither probatology nor cynology could hope to be universal — the world is not all sheep nor all dog: it would have to be hylology; ...

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