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Zoologie is the brainch o biology whilk studies the ainimal kinrick, sic as the structur, embryology, evolution, clessification, habits, an distribution o aw ainimals, baith tae the fore an extinct, an hou thay interact wi thair ecoseestems. The wird is derived frae Auncient Greek ζῷον, zōion, i.e. "ainimal" an λόγος, logos, i.e. "kennin, study".[1] Semmlin twathry sinthery fiels an makkin uiss o mony methodologies, Zoology haes haed a langsome oncome ower mony yeir until the meantime. In the bygane, the furst thochts tae the fore anent zoology hae been gaen us bi Aristotle. The mony ettlins tae sort ilka ainimal specie hae been aft recognosced syne thontim.  


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  1. "zoology". Online Etymology Dictionary.