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piscatology

[pis-kuh-tol-uh-jee]
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noun Now Rare.
  1. the art or science of fishing.
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Origin of piscatology

1865–70; piscat(or) or piscat(ory) + -o- + -logy
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Word Origin and History for piscatology

n.

1867, a hybrid from Latin piscatus, past participle of piscari "to fish," from pisces "a fish" (see fish (n.)) + -ology.

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