the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.

Nearby words

  1. ichthyofauna,
  2. ichthyoid,
  3. ichthyol,
  4. ichthyol.,
  5. ichthyolite,
  6. ichthyophagist,
  7. ichthyophagous,
  8. ichthyophagy,
  9. ichthyophthirius,
  10. ichthyornis

Origin of ichthyology

First recorded in 1640–50; ichthyo- + -logy

Related formsich·thy·o·log·ic [ik-thee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌɪk θi əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, ich·thy·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveich·thy·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbich·thy·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ichthyologist



the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
Derived Formsichthyologic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) or ichthyological, adjectiveichthyologically, adverbichthyologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for ichthyologist



1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -ology. Related: Ichthyologist.

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Science definitions for ichthyologist



The scientific study of fish.
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