ichthyology

noun
ich·​thy·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌik-thē-ˈä-lə-jē \

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 \ adjective
ichthyologically \ˌik-​thē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
ichthyologist \ˌik-​thē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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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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