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ichthyology

[ ik-thee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi /
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Definition of ichthyology

noun
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
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Origin of ichthyology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ichthyology

ich·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 forms of ichthyology

ichthyologic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) or ichthyological, adjectiveichthyologically, adverbichthyologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for ichthyology

ichthyology
[ ĭk′thē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of fish.
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