ichthyology

[ik-thee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.

Origin:
1640–50; ichthyo- + -logy

ichthyologic [ik-thee-uh-loj-ik] , ichthyological, adjective
ichthyologically, adverb
ichthyologist, noun
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ichthyology (ˌɪkθɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the physiology, history, economic importance, etc, of fishes
 
ichthyologic
 
adj
 
ichthyo'logical
 
adj
 
ichthyo'logically
 
adv
 
ichthy'ologist
 
n

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ichthyology   (ĭk'thē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of fish.
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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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He teaches courses in ichthyology, coral reef ecology, and scientific diving.
She also researches the larval development of monkfish in the ichthyology department there.
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