zoölogie

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First recorded in 1824; from medieval Latin zoologia, itself constructed from Ancient Greek ζþoν (zooön) ‘living creature, animal’ + λóγος (logos) ‘word, teaching’

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zoölogie f (plural zoölogies or zoölogieën, diminutive zoölogietje n)

  1. (biology) The biological branch zoology, which studies the animal kingdom
  2. (colloquial) A zoo; especially the old one in Antwerp

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