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the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state. adj., adj etholog´ical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The study of animal behavior.
[G. ethos, character, habit, + logos, study]
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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.
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ethologythe study of animal behaviour in the natural habitat of the animals concerned.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005