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a combining form meaning “fish,” used in the formation of compound words: ichthyology.
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Also especially before a vowel, ichthy-.
Origin of ichthyo-
<Greek, combining form of ichthŷs fish
Words nearby ichthyo-
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How to use ichthyo- in a sentence
An ichthyo-coprolite from Tenby was found to contain 15.4% of phosphoric anhydride.
British Dictionary definitions for ichthyo-
before a vowel ichthy-
indicating or relating to fishesichthyology
Word Origin for ichthyo-
from Latin, from Greek ikhthus fish
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Medical definitions for ichthyo-
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