Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of zoology that deals with fishes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of fishes; that department of zoölogy which treats of fishes, with reference to their structure, relations to one another and to other animals, classification, habits, and uses. Abbreviated ichthyology

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies fishes

Etymologies

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From ichthyo- + -logy.

Examples

  • Americans as individuals can and must do for ourselves and the nation -- ichthyology from the standpoint of the fish.

    Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2007

  • 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."

    A Strange Fish from Yap

  • 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."

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Covers research and management issues relating to all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries, aquatic biology/ecology, and aquaculture.

    Science: EBSCO Releases of Two New Databases « ResourceShelf

  • Law, diplomacy and politics were his profession, but his activities embraced virtually all the liberal arts and sciences: from mathematics and philosophy to economics, archaeology, ornithology, ichthyology, horticulture, architecture, art and music.

    Thomas Jefferson, Musician

  • His book is jam-packed with facts, but they are so gracefully integrated into the text that it's only when you come up for air that you realize you've been learning all along, about oceanography (the 100,000 cells of the smallest phytoplankton "would occupy approximately a teaspoon of water"), exploration, ichthyology, fishing (the author is a dedicated fisherman) and even art history.

    The Atlantic and Its Warm, Blue River

  • In this shot you can see the white underside of one of the ray's wingtips (I know "wingtip" is probably not the right term, but ichthyology is not something I'm up on.)

    November 2006

  • And he certainly was not sought after by us, but came to me with an important question bearing on ichthyology.

    Springhaven

  • To those who are versed in ichthyology, these are known as pharyngeal teeth, because they are connected with the pharynx.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

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  • The study of fishes.

    March 6, 2007