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ich

[ik] /ɪk/
noun
1.
a disease of tropical fishes, characterized by small, white nodules on the fins, skin, and eyes, caused by a ciliate protozoan, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.
Also called ichthyophthirius, ichthyophthirius disease.
Origin of ich
short for ichthyophthirius

ichthyophthirius

[ik-thee-of-theer-ee-uh s] /ˌɪk θi ɒfˈθɪər i əs/
noun
1.
ich.
Also called ichthyophthirius disease.
Origin
< New Latin, the protozoan genus causing the disease, equivalent to ichthyo- ichthyo- + -phthirius < Greek phtheír louse
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