ichthyology

noun
ich·​thy·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌik-thē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce ichthyology (audio) \

Definition of ichthyology

: a branch of zoology that deals with fishes

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Other Words from ichthyology

ichthyological \ ˌik-​thē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce ichthyological (audio) \ adjective
ichthyologically \ ˌik-​thē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ichthyologically (audio) \ adverb
ichthyologist \ ˌik-​thē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce ichthyologist (audio) \ noun

Examples of ichthyology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her father, Giles, was a Harvard professor of ichthyology and former director of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, "Jane Mead dies at 61; poet’s work was inspired by the natural world," 18 Sep. 2019 The gathered scientists included fish scientist Leonard P. Schultz, who was then the curator of ichthyology for the National Museum of Natural History. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "The Crazy Story of the 1946 Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests," 30 June 2017 The gathered scientists included fish scientist Leonard P. Schultz, who was then the curator of ichthyology for the National Museum of Natural History. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "The Crazy Story of the 1946 Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of ichthyology

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ichthyology was in 1646

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21 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Ichthyology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyology. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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