Origin of ichthyology
Examples from the Web for ichthyology
Hitherto no branch of the zoology of Ceylon has been so imperfectly investigated as its Ichthyology.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
"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|Faye Huntington
Theodore Nicholas Gill is the keenest interpreter of taxonomic facts yet known in the history of ichthyology.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Ichthyology, ik-thi-ol′o-ji, n. the branch of natural history that treats of fishes.
His leisure was devoted to scientific study, especially the ornithology, ichthyology, and anthropology of the West Indies.
1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -ology. Related: Ichthyologist.