noun Date: 1646 a branch of zoology that deals with fishes • ichthyological adjectiveichthyologically adverbichthyologist noun

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  • Ichthyology — Ich thy*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ichqy s, y os, a fish + logy: cf. F. ichthyologie.] The natural history of fishes; that branch of zo[ o]logy which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ichthyology — (n.) 1640s, Modern Latin, from Gk. ikhthys fish + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Related: Ichthyologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • ichthyology — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of zoology concerned with fishes. DERIVATIVES ichthyological adjective ichthyologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek ikhthus fish …   English terms dictionary

  • ichthyology — [ik΄thē äl′ə jē] n. [ModL ichthyologia: see ICHTHYO & LOGY] the branch of zoology having to do with the study of fish ichthyological [ik΄thēə läj′i kəl] adj. ichthyologic ichthyologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Ichthyology — Part of a series on Zoology …   Wikipedia

  • ichthyology — from the Greek ichthyo fish + logos reason , the study (scientific) of fishes; the natural history of fishes; a treatise on fishes. Usually restricted to the scientific study of and the resulting knowledge about fishes, particularly in the fields …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ichthyology — ichthyologic /ik thee euh loj ik/, ichthyological, adj. ichthyologically, adv. ichthyologist, n. /ik thee ol euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with fishes. [1640 50; ICHTHYO + LOGY] * * * ▪ zoology       scientific study of fishes,… …   Universalium

  • ichthyology — noun The branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. See Also: ichthyic, ichthyological, ichthyologist, ichthyosaur …   Wiktionary

  • ichthyology — ich·thy·ol·o·gy (ik″the olґə je) the branch of zoology that specializes in the study of fishes …   Medical dictionary

  • ichthyology — Synonyms and related words: anatomy, animal physiology, anthropology, biology, comparative anatomy, conchology, ecology, entomology, ethology, helminthology, herpetology, malacology, mammalogy, ornithology, protozoology, taxidermy, taxonomy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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