pi·​scine ˈpī-ˌsēn How to pronounce piscine (audio)
ˈpis-ˌkīn How to pronounce piscine (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of fish

Examples of piscine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Together, this and the other known elpistostegalian fish fossils suggested that a number of hallmark traits of tetrapods originated in their piscine predecessors, including land-worthy arm bones and joints. John A. Long, Scientific American, 20 May 2020 The Village de l’Est Green Growers Initiative—Veggi — uses aquaponics (that’s aquaculture + hydroponics), adding bacteria to basins full of water and fish like minnows and koi to convert the ammonia in piscine poop to nitrates. Cory Perkins, WIRED, 14 Dec. 2013

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Word History


Latin piscinus, from piscis

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piscine was in 1670

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“Piscine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscine. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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