- the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
Origin of ichthyology
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Examples from the Web for ichthyologist
What would an ichthyologist say to Wilkins' definition of a salmon?The Life and Times of John Wilkins
Patrick A. Wright-Henderson
Some ichthyologist may show a distinction without a difference.A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.
William Chauncey Bartlett
There were at least fifteen different species which nothing short of an ichthyologist could enumerate correctly.Blown to Bits
Your replacement, who calls himself an ichthyologist, has only one talent that pertains to fish—he drinks like one.Tabby
It was first described by the Cuban ichthyologist Poey, in 1860, from Cuban waters.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
James Alexander Henshall
- the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
Word Origin and History for ichthyologist
1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -ology. Related: Ichthyologist.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The scientific study of fish.
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