ethology

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From the Latin ēthologia (the art of depicting or imitating character), from the Ancient Greek ἠθολογία (ēthología, painting of character, especially by mimic gestures), from ἠθολόγος (ēthológos, painting character by mimic gestures), from ἦθος (êthos, character”, especially “moral character).

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ethology (countable and uncountable, plural ethologies)

  1. (zoology) The scientific study of human and animal behaviour.
  2. (obsolete) The study of the human ethos.

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