Definition of Ichthyology

1. Noun. The branch of zoology that studies fishes.

Generic synonyms: Zoological Science, Zoology
Examples of category: Homocercal, Heterocercal
Derivative terms: Ichthyologist



Definition of Ichthyology

1. n. The natural history of fishes; that branch of zoölogy which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits.

Definition of Ichthyology

1. Noun. The branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ichthyology

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Medical Definition of Ichthyology

1. The natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits. Origin: Gr, a fish: cf. F. Ichthyologie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ichthyology

ichthyohagy
ichthyohemotoxin
ichthyohemotoxism
ichthyoid
ichthyoidal
ichthyoids
ichthyol
ichthyolatry
ichthyolite
ichthyolites
ichthyologic
ichthyological
ichthyologies
ichthyologist
ichthyologists
ichthyology (current term)
ichthyomancy
ichthyomorpha
ichthyomorphic
ichthyomorphous
ichthyoomy
ichthyootoxin
ichthyophagist
ichthyophagists
ichthyophagous
ichthyophagy
ichthyophobia
ichthyophthalmite
ichthyophthira
ichthyophthiriasis

Literary usage of Ichthyology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1846)
"Report on the ichthyology of the Seas of China and Japan. ... of documents of this kind, ichthyology is far behind the other departments of natural history. ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"THE PROGRESS OF ichthyology. IF it had been already observed and ... I speak of Cuvier's Historical View of ichthyology, which forms the first chapter ..."

3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The science of ichthyology represents our knowledge of fishes, derived from ... We may begin the history of ichthyology with that of so many others of the ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"... more recently, Valenciennes, Müller, Agassiz, and Owen are eminent amongst many who have prosecuted the study of ichthyology with ardour and success. ..."

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