1rare Of or relating to the depiction or representation of animals or living creatures in general; (sometimes more generally) pictorial; representative. Compare zoography .
2Of or relating to the description of animals and their characteristics. In later use especially: of or relating to (the study of) the geographical distribution of animals.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Warburton (1698–1779), bishop of Gloucester and religious controversialist. From zoography + -ic.