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the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state. adj., adj etholog´ical.
The study of animal behavior.
[G. ethos, character, habit, + logos, study]
ethology/eth·ol·o·gy/ (e-thol´ah-je) the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.etholog´ical
1. The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
2. The study of human ethos and its formation.
eth′o·log′i·cal (ĕth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
Etymology: Gk, ethos, character, logos, science
1 (in zoology) the scientific study of the behavioral patterns of animals, specifically in their native habitat.
2 (in psychology) the empiric study of human behavior, primarily social customs, manners, and mores. ethologic, ethological, adj., ethologist, n.
ethologythe study of animal behaviour in the natural habitat of the animals concerned.
the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.