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ichthyology

[ik-thee-ol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.

Origin of ichthyology

First recorded in 1640–50; ichthyo- + -logy
Related formsich·thy·o·log·ic [ik-thee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌɪk θi əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, ich·thy·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveich·thy·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbich·thy·ol·o·gist, noun
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ichthyology

noun
  1. the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
Derived Formsichthyologic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) or ichthyological, adjectiveichthyologically, adverbichthyologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for ichthyology

n.

1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -ology. Related: Ichthyologist.

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ichthyology in Science

ichthyology

[ĭk′thē-ŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of fish.
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