from the Greek ichthyo- "fish" + logos "reason", the study (scientific) of fishes; the natural history of fishes; a treatise on fishes. Usually restricted to the scientific study of and the resulting knowledge about fishes, particularly in the fields of systematics, taxonomy, anatomy, zoogeography and ecology. Commercial fisheries and the study of fish stocks are not usually included under ichthyology. Dictionary definitions include the study of the structure, classification, physiology, history, habits, economic importance, etc. and it is in this more general sense that ichthyology is treated in this Dictionary

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Ichthyology — Ich thy*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ichqy s, y os, a fish + logy: cf. F. ichthyologie.] The natural history of fishes; that branch of zo[ o]logy which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ichthyology — (n.) 1640s, Modern Latin, from Gk. ikhthys fish + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Related: Ichthyologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • ichthyology — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of zoology concerned with fishes. DERIVATIVES ichthyological adjective ichthyologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek ikhthus fish …   English terms dictionary

  • ichthyology — [ik΄thē äl′ə jē] n. [ModL ichthyologia: see ICHTHYO & LOGY] the branch of zoology having to do with the study of fish ichthyological [ik΄thēə läj′i kəl] adj. ichthyologic ichthyologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Ichthyology — Part of a series on Zoology …   Wikipedia

  • ichthyology — ichthyologic /ik thee euh loj ik/, ichthyological, adj. ichthyologically, adv. ichthyologist, n. /ik thee ol euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with fishes. [1640 50; ICHTHYO + LOGY] * * * ▪ zoology       scientific study of fishes,… …   Universalium

  • Ichthyology terms — Ichthyology uses several terms that are unique to the science.Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOTOC A * Abdomen: belly * Abdominal: pertaining to the belly * Actinosts: a series of bones at the base of the pectoral… …   Wikipedia

  • ichthyology — noun Date: 1646 a branch of zoology that deals with fishes • ichthyological adjective • ichthyologically adverb • ichthyologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ichthyology — noun The branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. See Also: ichthyic, ichthyological, ichthyologist, ichthyosaur …   Wiktionary

  • ichthyology — ich·thy·ol·o·gy (ik″the olґə je) the branch of zoology that specializes in the study of fishes …   Medical dictionary

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