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ichthyology

[ik-thee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
Origin
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 for ichthyology
  • He teaches courses in ichthyology, coral reef ecology, and scientific diving.
  • She also researches the larval development of monkfish in the ichthyology department there.
British Dictionary definitions for ichthyology

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 ichthyology
n.

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

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

scientific study of fishes, including, as is usual with a science that is concerned with a large group of organisms, a number of specialized subdisciplines: e.g., taxonomy, anatomy (or morphology), behavioral science (ethology), ecology, and physiology. Because of the great importance of fishes as human food, economic ichthyology is a significant segment of the field

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