noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
- the fauna of China
- the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
noun the branch of biology that studies animals
: cf. F. zoologie
. See Zodiac
- That part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.
- A treatise on this science.
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