ichthyology

[ ik-thee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

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 ichthyology

ichthyology

/ (ˌɪkθɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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 ichthyology

ichthyology

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for ichthyology

ichthyology

[ ĭk′thē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of fish.
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