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

Other Words from ichthyology

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

Examples of ichthyology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, Bill Ludt, the ichthyology collection’s curator, and Todd Clardy, its manager, welcomed a visitor to the room where the museum’s three million fish specimens are stored. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 For Miller, the lesson into chaos and order begins on a family trip not far from the island that inspired David Starr Jordan to take up ichthyology. Avery Ellfeldt, Scientific American, 6 Aug. 2021 Later Greek poets wrote about hunting dogs and ichthyology. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 27 May 2020 Why Fish Don’t Exist By Lulu Miller Taxonomist David Starr Jordan, born in the 1850s, documented new species of fish and contributed enormously to ichthyology. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2020 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, 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, 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, 30 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of ichthyology

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Ichthyology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyology. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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