zoology : Common Errors in English

About zoology

Both O’s in “zoo” are needed to create the “oo” sound in this word; but the same is not true of words like “zoology” and “zoologist.” Here each O has its own sound: oh followed by ah. The first two syllables rhyme with “boa.”Then there is a whole class of technical words like “zooplankton” where both O’s are pronounced “oh,” though the second “oh” is pronounced so weakly it comes out more like “uh.” But if you need to speak such words, you probably know how to pronounce them already.

zoology Meaning(s)

  • (n) all the animal life in a particular region or period
  • (n) the branch of biology that studies animals

zoology in News

  1. Local residents earn degrees from WIU

    MACOMB/MOLINE, ILL.—The following local residents earned academic degrees proceeding the spring 2013 semester at Western Illinois University: Cody Parillo (Bachelor of Business, information technology systems) and Shannon Rosenwinkel (Bachelor of Science, psychology) of Elburn; Jamela Charmaine Thompson (Bachelor of Science, zoology) and Nick Wagner (Bachelor of Business, management) of Sugar ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Elburn Herald

  2. Small bear spotted on UCF campus

    A University of Central Florida student got a quick and up-close lesson in zoology early Tuesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WESH 2 Orlando

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