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ichthyology

[ ik-thee-ol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.


ichthyology

/ ˌɪkθɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌɪkθɪəˈlɒdʒɪk /

noun

  1. the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes


ichthyology

/ ĭk′thē-ŏlə-jē /

  1. The scientific study of fish.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌichthyˈologist, noun
  • ichthyologic, adjective
  • ˌichthyoˈlogically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • ich·thy·o·log·ic [ik-thee-, uh, -, loj, -ik], ichthy·o·logi·cal adjective
  • ichthy·o·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • ichthy·olo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ichthyology1

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

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Example Sentences

His leisure was devoted to scientific study, especially the ornithology, ichthyology, and anthropology of the West Indies.

Willughby devoted his life to Ornithology and Ichthyology and won a deathless place in science.

The book is of importance as constituting, in the language of the editor, the foundation of fresh-water ichthyology in America.

It isnt ichthyology; it is dogmatics, which is still more difficult and tangled up.

Hitherto no branch of the zoology of Ceylon has been so imperfectly investigated as its Ichthyology.

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