Definition of "ichthyology" [ich•thy•ol•o•gy]

  • The branch of zoology that deals with the study of fishes. (noun)

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Use "ichthyology" in a sentence
  • "Americans as individuals can and must do for ourselves and the nation -- ichthyology from the standpoint of the fish."
  • "Let's and take a look at this website, this is a website dedicated to ichthyology, which is a form of zoology that concentrates on fish."
  • "Brower mentions that in a paper on ethno-ichthyology of the island, Dr. Margie Falanruw listed a fish the Yapese call galuf nu medai, translated as "monitor lizard of the sea.""