ichthyophagous

adjective

ich·​thy·​oph·​a·​gous ˌik-thē-ˈä-fə-gəs How to pronounce ichthyophagous (audio)
: eating or subsisting on fish

Word History

Etymology

Greek ichthyophagos, from ichthy- + -phagos -phagous

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ichthyophagous was circa 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Ichthyophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyophagous. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

ichthyophagous

adjective
ich·​thy·​oph·​a·​gous ˌik-thē-ˈäf-ə-gəs How to pronounce ichthyophagous (audio)
: eating or subsisting on fish
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