ichthyoid

[ik-thee-oid]

adjective

Also ich·thy·oi·dal. fishlike.

noun

any fishlike vertebrate.

Nearby words

  1. ichthyic,
  2. ichthyism,
  3. ichthyo-,
  4. ichthyocentaur,
  5. ichthyofauna,
  6. ichthyol,
  7. ichthyol.,
  8. ichthyolite,
  9. ichthyology,
  10. ichthyophagist

Origin of ichthyoid

From the Greek word ichthyoeidḗs, dating back to 1850–55. See ichthy(o)-, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for ichthyoid

ichthyoid

adjective Also: ichthyoidal

resembling a fish

noun

a fishlike vertebrate
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Medicine definitions for ichthyoid

ichthyoid

[ĭkthē-oid′]

n.

A fish or fishlike vertebrate.

adj.

Characteristic of or resembling a fish.

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