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ichthyolite

[ik-thee-uh-lahyt] /ˈɪk θi əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a fossil fish.
Origin of ichthyolite
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; ichthyo- + -lite
Related forms
ichthyolitic
[ik-thee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌɪk θi əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • We see the body of the ichthyolite, with its finely arranged scales, of a pure snow-white.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyolite

ichthyolite

/ˈɪkθɪəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
(rare) any fossil fish
Derived Forms
ichthyolitic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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