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  1. piscine.
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Origin of ichthyic

First recorded in 1835–45, ichthyic is from the Greek word ichthyikós fishy. See ichthy(o)-, -ic
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Historical Examples

  • The ichthyic nature of some of them is, however, now well established.

    The World Before the Deluge

    Louis Figuier

  • The state of keeping, too, in which the ichthyic remains of these alternating beds occur is always very different.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyic


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of fishes
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek, from ikhthus fish
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