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ichthyology

[ik-thee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
Origin of ichthyology
1640-1650
1640-50; ichthyo- + -logy
Related forms
ichthyologic
[ik-thee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌɪk θi əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
ichthyological, adjective
ichthyologically, adverb
ichthyologist, noun
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Examples from the Web for ichthyologist
Historical Examples
  • From his description the ichthyologist Walbaum, in 1792, named it probatocephalus, which being translated means "sheep head."

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • What would an ichthyologist say to Wilkins' definition of a salmon?

    The Life and Times of John Wilkins Patrick A. Wright-Henderson
  • There were at least fifteen different species which nothing short of an ichthyologist could enumerate correctly.

    Blown to Bits R.M. Ballantyne
  • Some ichthyologist may show a distinction without a difference.

    A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. William Chauncey Bartlett
  • Your replacement, who calls himself an ichthyologist, has only one talent that pertains to fish—he drinks like one.

    Tabby Winston Marks
  • It was first described by the Cuban ichthyologist Poey, in 1860, from Cuban waters.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • In general, the writer has drawn on his own experience as an ichthyologist, and with this on all the literature of the science.

British Dictionary definitions for ichthyologist

ichthyology

/ˌɪkθɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
Derived Forms
ichthyologic (ˌɪkθɪəˈlɒdʒɪk), ichthyological, adjective
ichthyologically, adverb
ichthyologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for ichthyologist

ichthyology

n.

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

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ichthyologist in Science
ichthyology
  (ĭk'thē-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of fish.
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