ichthyolite

[ ik-thee-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈɪk θi əˌlaɪt /
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noun

a fossil fish.

Origin of ichthyolite

First recorded in 1820–30; ichthyo- + -lite
Related formsich·thy·o·lit·ic [ik-thee-uh-lit-ik] /ˌɪk θi əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ichthyolite

  • We see the body of the ichthyolite, with its finely arranged scales, of a pure snow-white.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyolite

ichthyolite

/ (ˈɪkθɪəˌlaɪt) /

noun

rare any fossil fish
Derived Formsichthyolitic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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