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ichthyolite

[ ik-thee-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈɪk θi əˌlaɪt /
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noun
a fossil fish.
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Origin of ichthyolite

First recorded in 1820–30; ichthyo- + -lite

OTHER WORDS FROM ichthyolite

ich·thy·o·lit·ic [ik-thee-uh-lit-ik], /ˌɪk θi əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use ichthyolite in a sentence

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

  • The discovery enabled me to assign to their true places the various ichthyolite beds of the district.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyolite

ichthyolite
/ (ˈɪkθɪəˌlaɪt) /

noun
rare any fossil fish

Derived forms of ichthyolite

ichthyolitic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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