- the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
Origin of ichthyology
Examples from the Web for ichthyology
Historical Examples of ichthyology
Reports on the ichthyology and herpetology of Massachusetts.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
This volume is one of the most satisfactory in the history of ichthyology.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
"Why, it is—it is ichthyology, of course," he said; and that is as much as he seemed to know about it.Stories of Great Men
His leisure was devoted to scientific study, especially the ornithology, ichthyology, and anthropology of the West Indies.
The commencement of the history of ichthyology coincides with that of zoology generally.
- the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -ology. Related: Ichthyologist.
- The scientific study of fish.